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Nigeria Police Confirm Attempted Assassination of Dino Melaye, Arrest Suspects

The Nigeria Police Force has circulated a press statement confirming that suspected assasins indeed made an attempt on the life of Senator Dino Melaye and that six suspects have been arrested in connection with the case.

Read the police full statement below.
PARADE OF SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION /MURDER OF SENATOR DINO MELAYE ON 15TH APRIL, 2017 AND RECOVERY OF FIREARMS SUSPECTED TO HAVE BEEN USED IN THE ATTACK AND ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF PROHIBITED FIREARMS AND CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY.

AT THE FORCE HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA BY CSP JIMOH MOSHOOD, FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, FORCE HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA
ON 29TH  OF APRIL, 2017
Consequent on the attack by unknown gun men on Senator Dino Melaye at his residence at Iyala, Ijumu LGA in Kogi State on 15th April, 2017, at about 0030hrs, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni, swiftly deployed Police Special Tactical Squad (STS) team to unravel the circumstances surrounding the attack and bring the perpetrators to justice.
SUSPECTS:
i.  Taofiq Isah ‘M’ 54 years principal suspect (Hon. Chairman Ijumu LGA Kogi State)
ii.  Ade Obage ‘M’ 29 years
iii.  Abdullahi Isah a.k.a Eko ‘M’ 32 years
iv.  Ahmed Ajayi ‘M’ 45 years
v.  Michael Bamidele ‘M’ 26 years
vi.  Ex- Sgt Ede James ‘M’ 35 years (Orderly to Chairman of ijumu LGA Kogi State at the time of the attack)
EXHIBITS:
i.  One (1) Ambulance Hyundai Bus
ii.  Five (5) AK 47 rifles
iii.  One (1) Berreta pistol
iv.  Two (2) locally made single barrel shot gun
v.  Twenty (25) expended shells of 7.62 mm ammunition
vi.  Thirteen (13) expended shells of 9mm ammunition
vii.  Twelve (12) expended shells gauge cartridge


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