Report had it that Kogi West senator, Mr. Dino Melaye, has been moved to Kogi State to be arraigned today, a reliable source told Global Excellence magazine.
Senator Melaye who just escaped being recalled by his constituency was accused of being involved in gun running while the police had filed a case in a Lokoja court against him and three other persons of illegal possession of firearms.
The police took the action, following the confession of two ‘dreaded’ thugs who claimed they were working for Melaye, who represents Kogi West in the Senate.
The men were arrested on 19 January at Ogojueje in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, after a shootout with the police and have confessed being hired by Melaye, to cause mayhem in the state, Moshood said.
One of the persons arrested was identified as 31 years-old Kabiru Saidu, a.k.a Osama. The other was Nuhu Salisu, who is 25 years-old. The third person charged to court was identified as Alhaji Muhammed Audu, a politician, who is now said to be at large.
The police said they seized from the thugs and their gang members , two AK47 rifles, five pump action guns, two locally made pistols and heaps of charms.
According to the police, the men not only confessed to have been involved in several kidnappings in the state and environs, they also claimed to be hired thugs for politicians.
An attempt to move Melaye to Kogi two weeks ago after his arrest at the Abuja airport suffered setback as the senator allegedly jumped out of the police vehicle while in motion and in the process sustained serious injuries.
He has since been on stretcher while police who took him to court under that condition rearrested him despite securing a N90 million bail.