The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has accused the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, of planning to arrest and inject him to death.
The lawmaker made the allegation in a Twitter post on Tuesday.
Melaye said officers of the Nigerian police have already been deployed for the assignment.
“There is a plan by the IG to arrest me today and inject me to death. Men deployed already. CP Kogi and others removed. Nigerians watch out,” he tweeted.
There is a plan by the IG to arrest me today and inject me to death. Men deployed already. CP kogi and others removed. Nigerians watch out.
— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) December 25, 2018
But the spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Force, Jimoh Moshood, described Melaye’s statement as mischievous, laughable and capable of misleading the public.
He said there were no plans by the police to arrest the senator, but that if he had committed a crime, he should come out of hiding and confess.
“There’s no such order by the IGP.”
“And we want to use this medium to tell high-profile people like the senator that they have a responsibility not to make utterances that are capable of misleading the public,” Moshood said.
The police spokesman asked the people to disregard Melaye’s statement.
He added, “There are no police personnel deployed to arrest him. Or does the senator knows something we don’t know? Has he committed a crime that he is afraid of?
“It’s a mischievous statement just to mislead the people and orchestrate disaffection towards the police.”