Senator Tinubu Hands Over Melaye To IGP, Seeks Police Protection



CHAIRMAN, Senate Committee on Women Affairs, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, All Progressives Congress, APC, Monday wrote the Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris to as a matter of urgency intervene in her misunderstanding with her colleague, Senator Dino Melaye, APC, Kogi West by providing her with police protection. Senator Oluremi Tinubu and Dino Melaye

According to Senator Tinubu, following her shouting match with Senator Melaye on Tuesday, July 12, he life was no longer safe, just as she alleged that Melaye’s brawl with a colleague when he was in the House of Representatives led to the untimely death of his colleague then. In a letter dated July 18 and received same date by the office of the Inspector General of Police, Senator Tinubu who noted that it was unfair that the leadership of the Senate failed to rebuke Senate Melaye during the executive session when the ‘fight’ ensued. Senator Tinubu’s letter titled, ‘ Request for Police Protection’ read, ” I am Senator Oluremi Tinubu, representing the Lagos Central Senatorial District of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. ”

During the proceedings of the Senate on Tuesday, July, 14, 2016, I had cause to contribute to a matter of national importance. Apparently dissatisfied with my contributions, Senator Dino Melaye threw caution to the winds, resorted to vulgar abuse of my person and wanted to assault me. “It was the timely intervention of a number of colleagues which prevented Senator Melaye from unleashing physical attack on me.

However, as the leadership of the Senate did not call him to order in the circumstance, he proceeded to threaten my life without any provocation whatsoever. “In view of Senator Melaye’s antecedent particularly in the House of Representatives where a brawl led to the untimely death of a member, I have decided not to ignore his threat to my life. “Therefore, Iam compelled to urge you to use your good offices to provide me with adequate security. “Please, accept the assurances of my highest regards and esteem.