Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi west at the Nigerian Senate, says he will not surrender to operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
EBONYI DAILY NEWS reports that the home of the embattled lawmaker has been under police siege since December 28, 2018, though the police initially denied laying siege to the senator’s residence
The Kogi west lawmaker had alleged that Idris Ibrahim, the Inspector-General of Police, was plotting to inject him (Melaye) to death if he was arrested.
In a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, on Tuesday, Senator Melaye likened his predicament to that of the Biblical Elijah.
“The Bible record prophet Elijah to be among one of the strongest prophets that lived, but he went to Mount Carmel to hide when king Ahab sought him to kill him because of the way he boldly declared the truth.
“There is a difference with being scared and being wise,” the Kogi lawmaker tweeted on New Year’s day.
Meanwhile, the Police have vowed to remain at the residence of the Senator until he surrenders to them