Embattled Nigerian lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye , has said that the withdrawal of police personnel from very important persons (VIPs) is targeted at him.
The Cable reports that the inspector-general of police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, gave the order at a meeting with police commissioners in Abuja on Monday, March 19.
While responding in a series of tweets on Monday, March 19, Melaye said after “escaping assassination twice”, he deserves police protection as a taxpayer.
Adding that no amount of blackmail would stop him from speaking the truth, Melaye said:
“Withdrawal of police from VIP I am the target. IG want to expose me so I can be killed. Having survived assassination attempt twice I deserve police protection in a country where I’m a taxpayer,”
Futhermore, Melaye tweeteted;
“No amount of lies and blackmail will detract my attention from speaking the truth and defending it. “Fabricated lies by Kogi state govt and the police will fail. It’s utterly laughable and preposterous. It’s a sign of desperation.”
It can be recalled that on Monday, March 19, the immediate withdrawal of personnel attached to private companies and individual was ordered. It was reported that the head of the Nigeria police public complaint Rapid Response Unit, stated that Idris also ordered that all the police SPY number plates should be returned to Force Transport Officer.