Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West district – has reacted to reports that two criminal suspects allegedly working for him were arrested and paraded by officers of the Nigerian police force.
The police said the suspects have confessed to being provided weapons and financial support by Dino Melaye.
The controversial senator took to his social media pages to share his reaction as he wrote;
The venom of a viper does nothing to the back of a tortoise
A statement by police spokesperson Jimoh Moshood said the suspects, identified as Kabiru Saidu and Nuru Salisu, were paraded on Monday in Lokoja, the state capital.
During interrogation, they further confessed they were Political Thugs recruited by some mischievous Politicians in Kogi State to cause mayhem, and disruption of peace, and destruction of lives and property in the State.
They also confessed to belonged to the gang of a dreaded and vicious kidnap for ransom gang under a gang leader (name withheld) whose where about is being investigated by the Force. The two suspects were identified by some of their victims.
The development could further complicate the ongoing political crisis that has seen Mr. Melaye and Governor Yahaya Bello enmeshed in bitter confrontations over the state’s political structure.