Nigerian Immigration Service explains why Senator Dino Melaye was arrested at the airport.
Senator Dino Melaye was arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Monday, April 23, 2018, on his way to an official assignment in Morocco.
Melaye disclosed this in a tweet on shortly after he was “arrested and stopped” from travelling.
I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Govt after checking in.
— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) April 23, 2018
But the spokesman of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Sunday James, told NAN that Melaye was arrested by Immigration officials “based on instruction”.
Senator Melaye’s arrest comes weeks after the Kogi-west lawmaker was declared wanted 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.