Why We Stopped Dino Melaye From Travelling – NIS
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has explained why Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, was detained at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Morocco.
The NIS spokesman, Sunday James, stated that Melaye was on the Interpol watch list and could not be allowed to travel out of the country.
James, stressed that the senator was only denied departure out of the country based on instructions from the police.
He said the lawmaker had been placed on a no-flying list, maintaining that the NIS acted within its constitutional powers.
The senator was released some hours later.
Moments after his release, the embattled Senator was said to have been followed to his house at number 11, Sangha Crescent, Maitama district of Abuja by a team of policemen led by Assistant Commissioner of Police, John Haruna.
The stern-looking and battle-ready policemen cordoned off the No 11 Sangha road. The security agents numbering up to 20 were stationed directly in front of Melaye’s house. Motorists are disallowed the use of the road.
While the siege was on, Melaye took to his Twitter page to announce that over 30 armed policemen were around his house. “All roads leading to my house have been blocked by heavily armed mobile policemen. They currently lay siege to the house.”