Senator Dino Melaye (PDP-Kogi West) has accused the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police of plotting to plant arms in his house in Aiyetoro.
Naija News reports that Melaye is set to partake in Saturday’s rerun election in Kogi West Senatorial district.
In a post on his Twitter page, Dino Melaye claims that the aim of SARS was to implicate him.
He wrote: “SAS Police leaving Lokoja now to go and plant arms in my house in Aiyetoro in other to implicate me. They are many of them. We have planted cameras everywhere. You will be exposed.”
This online news platform recalls that the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, nullified Senator Melaye’s election in August.
Senator Melaye was declared the winner of the Kogi West Senatorial election by INEC in February.
The results declared by INEC showed that Melaye, who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 85,395 votes to defeat Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 66,901 votes.
Apparently displeased with the outcome of the election Adeyemi approached the tribunal which in turn, ruled in his favour on Friday.
A three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment accepted Adeyemi’s ground and ordered for reelection into the Kogi West senatorial district.