Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West has been released from detention, according to his spokesman.
Dino Melaye on his way to Morocco for an official assignment Monday at the Nnamdi Azkiwe was intercepted by men of Nigeria Immigration Service and was arrested
The spokesman of the service, Sunday James claimed Melaye’s arrest was based on instructions while on the other hand the Nigerian Police Force denied any knowledge of his arrest.
“He had been released almost an hour ago,” said Gideon Ayodele, Melaye’s spokesman confirmed.
“He was released after the police couldn’t pin anything on him. The immigration officials who thought they were trying to help the police when they initially detained him were also embarrassed that the police couldn’t take him into custody,” Ayodele added.
Senator Melaye’s arrest comes weeks after the Kogi-west lawmaker was declared wanted by the Police for allegedly supplying arms to some suspects.
Melaye was declared wanted alongside six others after two of the suspects escaped from Police custody in Lokoja, Kogi state.