BY THOMAS ANYAELE
The Maitama residence of Senator Dino Melaye was late last night subjected to hours of search by policemen even as nothing incriminating was found in the building.
The search was coordinated by senior policemen to the amazement of the lawmaker’s family members, who witnessed the exercise.
This followed Melaye’s decision to honour police invitation after eight days of siege to his house by policemen over alleged culpable homicide.
The police top brass included Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Legal Matters, AIG Ogbodo; Commissioner of Police in charge of Legal Department, DCP Monitoring; DCP Abba Kyari; AC Monitoring ACP lmran and other high ranking officers.
It was learnt that as at the time policemen arrived and laid siege to Melaye’s house on Friday, December 28, 2018, they had no arrest or search warrant as the one they later brandished is dated Monday, December 31, 2018.
“The police did not show anyone the warrant of arrest. Instead they descended on the private security guard and a steward, beat them up, handcuffed them and took them away,” a family source told our reporter.
Meanwhile, after the over three-hours search on the lawmaker’s house between 6.30pm and 10pm Friday night, nothing incriminating was found in the building.
“A search was conducted and nothing incriminating was found in Senator Dino’s house. Though the family members were surprised with the calibre of officers on ground to monitor the execution of the search warrant,” a police source said.
The source however added that the policemen couldn’t have planted anything in Melaye’s house as the search was witnessed by his legal counsel, Chief Mike Ezekhome (SAN), and his two brothers – Moses and Samuel Melaye.