Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fresh Twist in Dino Melaye, Adoke Face-off as Ex-lawmaker Protests Police Summon Published

A fresh twist has been added to the invitation by the police to the former House of Representatives member, Honourable Dino Melaye, over his allegations against the Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Adoke, with the former asking the minister to step aside before he could yield himself to police interrogation.

Melaye was invited for interrogation via a letter from the Office of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, signed by Ali Amodu, a Commissioner of Police in charge of X Squad.

The letter hinted that the force was investigating the allegations of corruption, abuse of office and incompetence levelled against the minister by Melaye’s Anti-Corruption Network, following a letter to the Presidency with reference No: ACN/NEC. /CORRP. /VOL. 1/00.1 and dated April 11.

However, before the ex-lawmaker could honour the police invitation, the minister, through his counsel, said he, and not the presidency, requested the Inspector General of Police to carry out the investigation of all the allegations levelled against him.

To that effect, the former lawmaker, through his lawyer, Mr Denen Ikya, argued that it was only trite that Adoke stepped aside or better still, resigned his position to ensure an investigation that was devoid of any undue influence.

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