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Melaye Wants Security, Travelling Passport Returned



The senator representing Kogi West in the Senate, Dino Melaye, has once again, called on the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to restore his police security and as well as release his travelling passport seized by the police against a subsisting court order in a case already struck out by an Abuja Magistrate Court.

The lawmaker urged the IGP to comply with the court order or direct the compliance with the order of the court by releasing his international passports to the law firm of Mike Ozekhome and also cause the immediate restoration of policemen posted to protect him, which were withdrawn since April, 2018.

According to an acknowledgement copy of a letter written by Melaye’s counsel, Chief Mike Ozekome (SAN) and signed by deputy head of chambers, Nkem Okoro Esq, dated August 23, 2018 and received in the IGP’s office same day, the senator also asked the police to transfer the investigation of the case of the attempt to assassinate him from Kogi Police Command in Lokoja to the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

The letter further stated that Melaye believes and is confident that the Force Headquarters in Abuja is the place where independent and unbiased officers in line with the twin pillars of natural justice and fair hearing, will conduct a fair and balanced investigation on the pending matter.

“We write most humbly to intimate your office, of the refusal of AIG David Igbodo to release our client’s international passports to him, despite a subsisting court order and letters of demand by our law firm.

“It is further our client’s instructions that despite repeated demands for the release of the said international passports, AIG David Igbodo, who is in custody of the passports, has refused and neglected to release same. Copies of the letters demanding the release of the international passports of our client are attached herewith and collectively marked as Annexure 2.

“It is instructive to also note that the withdrawn charge was subsequently filed at the High Court of FCT, where our client has since been granted bail, for which he fulfilled the bail conditions,” the letter said.



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