The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, has said he will honour the invitation extended to him by the police.
He disclosed this in an interview with Channels Television on Saturday, a day after the police accused some persons in his convoy of attacking their personnel in Kogi State.
The Kogi lawmaker, however, described the claim by the police as false.
“The account of the police is false and illogical, I will honour the invitation of the Kogi State Police Command on Thursday, despite the attempts on my life.” Melaye said.
Veloxnews recalls that Senator Melaye had accused the police of shooting at his convoy on his way to inaugurate a project at his constituency on Thursday in Kogi.
The lawmaker claimed that while the NSCDC deployed some personnel to escort him, there was no provision made by the police.
Contrary to Melaye’s claim, the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ali Janga, reacting on Friday noted that the police opened fire in defence of a purported shooting by some individuals in the lawmaker’s convoy.
“Unidentified civilians inside (a vehicle in the convoy) decided to open fire on my policemen. You don’t expect the police to fold their arms; eventually they replied and opened fire too,” Janga said.