Penpushing recalled further that, Melaye was arraigned on allegations that he provided false information to the police in an attempt to indict a senior official of the Kogi State government,but granted a N100,000 bail.

He stayed behind inside the court to avoid the police arrest. Statutorily, a suspect who has been granted bail by a court and met the conditions cannot be arrested within the court premises by security personnel.

The police team later left the court that night after Melaye escaped through a back channel and have since then perfected a smooth opportunity to take the senator in.

The spokesperson of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Sunday James said the senator was with immigration officials at the airport, but could not immediately confirm whether it was based on the a request by the police, stressing “I just learnt that he is with our officials at the airport, but I cannot explain the situation for now,” James said.


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