Samuel Melaye, brother to Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi west, has cried out over the police siege at the lawmaker’s residence.
It was reported that police have been at Melaye’s Abuja residence since last week, seeking to arrest him over alleged culpable homicide.
Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Wednesday, Samuel said that his brother’s whereabouts have remained unknown following the siege.
Asked by the anchor about the lawmaker’s whereabouts, he responded: “I cannot confirm categorically because they have not allowed anybody into that house. They shut the house, they are the ones opening the gate.
“My parents are supposed to be in that house as we speak. Dino is not the only occupant of that house, there are staff.”
According to him, “the case they are raising against us happened in July; I was there in the car, the policemen shot at us. I have six bullets riddled on that car. So how can they turn around all of a sudden and say we are the ones shooting at the police?”
He added that the senator’s orderlies have been taken away since “over seven months ago.”
“And because of the injustice on a daily basis, we cannot believe anything they say or do. I believe they are out to harm my brother,” he added.
“They went into the compound, arrested the security man, beat him up, the cleaner and bodyguard the same thing.”