Melaye Insists On His Assassination Attack Story

Dino Melaye
By SaharaReporters, New York

Dino Melaye, the Executive Secretary of the Anti-Corruption Network, insists there was an assassination attempt on his life on Monday, adding that he has brought threats to his person in the past to the attention of the police.

Mr. Melaye, a former member of the House of Representatives, forwarded to SaharaReporters copies of letters he had previously sent to the police to inform them of those threats, and his requests for their protection.

Mr. Melaye’s first letter was to the Commissioner of Police of the Federal Capital Territory was dated January 19, 2012. In it, he asked for two police officers to protect his residence. “This has become most pertinent as a result of recent strong threat on the lives of my family members and my humble self,” the letter said.

On July 31, he sent another letter to the Minister of Police Affairs requesting a courtesy call to introduce his non-governmental organization, the Anti-corruption Network.  In the letter, he suggested to the Minister “the need to build necessary and effective synergy between the Network” and the police department.

In a third letter dated September 20, he asked the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar, for two non-uniformed policemen to provide protection, but he did not state the nature of the threat.

Yesterday, a Commissioner of Police in Abuja, Olufemi Ogunbayo, denied there was an assassination attempt on the life of Mr. Melaye. He told Premium Times, “The police have gone to the scene of the crime and we could not find any car parked there; no trace of shells on the ground.”  

The commissioner also disputed Melaye’s claim that his car was bullet proof.

Mr. Melaye, a former member of the ruling People’s Democratic Party but now a member of the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria, had reported that his vehicle was shot at on Monday night in the Central Business District of Abuja as he headed home from the National Hospital.  In light of the refusal of the police authorities to provide him with protection, the former lawmaker said that he would now look up only to God to provide him with protection.

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Who is this clown?

Who is this clown called Dino? He claimed to have been attacked in a Bentley car? Can somebody tell me what he does for a living? Is he really an anti-corruption crusader? I doubt it!

DINO (the jester) will THINK-TWICE next time!

Dino has been used to dealing with JESTERS and GULLIBLE Nigerians for too long, hence he thinks he can always make up stories and BAMBOOZLE his audience, and GRANDSTAND about being an anti-Corruption crusader! He got away with this for too long. A failed Politician SUDDENLY becomes OPPOSITION and a CRUSADER!

This is a warning to him and his fellow TALEBEARERS or TALETELLERS, that the era of UCHE CHUKWUMERIJEs are gone. The era of bearing TALES about BOMBS are gone. A new breed of DISCERNING Nigerians is here. Those that won't accept TALES, whether from Governments or so-called OPPOSITION. The 'kick-out siddon-look' or onlookers!

@Wahala - The penny dropped at last!

You finally heard the penny drop. At least, you had the decency to pen your 'second thought', unlike some sawdust brain and ILLITERATE! I've always known that you are a shade better than the ILLITERATE, who, like DINO, also LIES and manufactures TALES. At least, the ILLITERATE and his Delta Queen (that you accord 'respect'), stayed out of it!

@Dele Cole - DINO cheating on his wife and impregnating an adult are his personal and private business. They shouldn't be diluted with this present issue.

As for Dino 'stacking up the chips', it is 'eba' and 'ewa' that he would be stacking up in Jail soon! AND WHY IS THE POLICE STILL TARRYING? Waiting for directives from 'my oga...'?

DINO a.k.a 'MY OGA AT THE TOP'

His letters reek of another 'my Oga at the top' talk. He 'does not want 1 'now', but wants 2, Police protection'. In fact, 'He does not want UNIFORMED ONES 'NOW', BUT PLAIN CLOTHES OFFICERS'. Thank God he did not specify the colour of their PLAIN CLOTHES or SHOES or HOW THEY MUST DRESS UP! ILLITERATE! A person who is in GENUINE DANGER does not begin to SPECIFY the NUMBER or the COLOUR or TRIBAL MARKS OF HIS PROTECTOR! He simply ASKS FOR PROTECTION!

DINO, the jester, is very LUCKY he is not living in the UK. Otherwise, he would have been COMPLETELY FINISHED! He would have been ARRESTED BY NOW AND FACING PROSECUTION FOR FAKING HIS 'ASSASSINATION'. And for his PRANKS AND WASTING TAX PAYERS MONEY!

I had asked before, WHO IS DINO, THAT ANYBODY WOULD WANT TO KILL (or 'ASSASSINATE') HIM? Anti-CORRUPTION CRUSADER my foot!

Second Thoughts : Why is Dino still using Official stencil ??

It is troubling to discover on closer look that Dino is still calling himself "Honorable" in Official Communication. Who made Dino "Otunba" for God's sake ...and when, where & why? My recall of Melaye's last foray into "Honorable status" is that he was resoundingly trounced at the polls! Dino may be onto something here that I am stringently against: Corrupt Practices! Dino Melaye has ignobly displayed his bad English on SaharaReporters while ignorantly exposing himself to a Potential Criminal Investigation for Fraud! That is a Bentley Bullet Proof Panzer, a level B9 security car costs a lot of money to insure and Dino may be broke and trying another avenue here. As is, it has come down to seeing Dino Dead before I believe Melaye! But, it is not yet complicated, we will believe Dino until they murder Melaye! The jury is still out !!

DINO, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR YOURSELF!!!

If Dino wants to get cheap publicity by wishing assassination on himself, so shall it come to pass! Must you try by all means to attract cheap publicity-Haba!! As far as i'm concerned, Dino is not a threat to anybody. We all know your antecedents right from ABU ( my younger brother knows Dino very well) when u were pretending to be a student, before you finally got admission! After you stopped being Atiku's boy( he don chop u tire), you now shifted to Baba Obasanjo-so so jump-jump! Crusader ko, crusader ni! Crusader dey drive for bullet proof car? You will never become anything in Kogi State. Even the way you've been humiliating your wife, God has a way of punishing you-

Dino exposed! a pathological liar-cloned by ACN ati APC

When Dino started his socalled anti-corruption war against Orubebe, he made one silly mistake! He quoted ACN as the source of his information-Earlier, the same anti corruption crusader that Tinubu cloned for us, had attended his birth day party in company of an actress-who later became pregnant for him-been having the fun of his life with her-all expenses paid for by ACN! This was how Buhari and his gang-man dance band of Arewa People Club-APC led by Tinubu lied to the nation that Jonah was trying to thwart their efforts to register APC with INEC-Whereas Tinubu registered APC in 2006-but was able to have the likes of Sonala, Okey and Pius force us 2 believe that the shoe-less Village boy who later became president of 9ja, cannot rule us cause he did not graduate from Oxford as d Tafawa Balewalites did in 1914-

@Dele Cole: Haba, all of you

Haba, all of you r just castrating the guy. It is an active case but knowing NPF, it may sweep it under the carpet n kill it.

I will fully participate in any of his protest.

he impregnate a girl, so what? let the man without sin be d first to cast his stone. . . those our commissioners and ministers have done worse.

I know the guy's life is under threat 4sure due to his acitivities and that is why we need to rally behind him at this time.

Listen Dele, this man does not have to rally against corrupt officials... always remember that. He could have gone to chill in SA, USA or Europe or any where for that matter. Dino is not Hungry! We d masses are d hungry ones who want this monster (corruption) DEAD!

I will protest along side with him, any day.

Please lets not castigate him because he impreg a gurl... Most of our ogas at the top, yeah those ogas we worship like muni-mini gods have done worse

The cat has been let out of the bag!

The hideous things that people do, and the length they go just to make a case OR PROVE A POINT. And this is the face of the OPPOSITION! The face of the CIVIL SOCIETY GROUP! What a DISGRACE! THE SHAME IS ALL THEIRS!

BEWARE of those who suddenly become CRUSADERS ONCE THEY LOSE THEIR POSITION AND DO NOT GET REHABILITATED! BEWARE ALSO OF THE 'ACCIDENTAL' JOBBER!

The DISCERNING SAW THROUGH THE SMOKESCREEN! We did not believe one bit. I had no shadow of doubt that THIS WAS STAGE-MANAGED! It was too OBVIOUS and bore the hallmark of a MEDIOCRE 'NOLLYWOOD' MOVIE!

We now have a MOTIVE FOR the TRUMPED UP and STAGE-MANAGED CONCOCTION! It was all about GETTING POLICE PROTECTION! Can you IMAGINE THE PERSON WHO NEEDS POLICE PROTECTION SPECIFYING THE NUMBER HE WANTS. He does not want 1 or 3, but 2. Hear 'MY OGA AT THE TOP'!

THIS IS DINO MELAYE'S THEATRE OF THE ABSURD

First, Dino Melaye makes a stupid and unbelievable claim that somebody tried to shoot him at 10pm in front of NNPC Towers. No one else heard the gunshots, not even workers and customers at the two filling stations which are directly opposite NNPC Towers.

Then the man produces copies of letters written to the Police on letterheads that have Nigeria's cot - of - arms! This was long after the man had woefully lost elections to represent the Kabba / Bunu Federal Constituency in the House of Reps. Does he not know that a private citizen cannot be using the coat - of - arms? Does he not know that this is impersonation and perjury, both criminal acts?

How can a so - called anti corruption crusader be committing such blatant acts of corruption and criminality? This clown is a scandal and a disgrace.

SAME DIFFERENCE! Same 'OGA AT THE TOP' MENTALITY!

What is the difference between DINO's and the regular 'MY OGA AT THE TOP' MENTALITY? NONE! SAME DIFFERENCE!

DINO has the MINDSET of a CORRUPT CRIMINAL! WHY USE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LETTERHEAD FOR A FORMAL COMMUNICATION, WHEN HE IS NOT A LEGISLATOR? And WHY USE AN NGO LETTERHEAD to deal with a PERSONAL OR PRIVATE MATTER?

This is a CLEAR CASE OF FRAUD AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST! And it is a SACKABLE OFFENCE IN THE UK! You cannot use OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION FOR PRIVATE MATTERS. IT'S NOT DONE!

But that is Nigeria for you. A COUNTRY where MADAM uses 'Oga at the top' OFFICIAL CAR TO THE MARKET! Where OFFICIAL PROPERTY IS USED FOR DOMESTIC OR PRIVATE AFFAIRS! RUBBISH!

DINO MELAYE IS GUILTY OF IMPERSONATION

I have since written that this lousy Dino Melaye is a criminal. He proves it with outing in Sahara reporters. How can a man who left the National Assembly years ago be using a letter head that has the Nigerian coat - of - arms to write his personal mails? This is criminality of the highest order.

This is impersonation, a criminal offense. Is Dino Melaye a national institution? The man should be arrested. He is a common criminal. How can he be using the criminal act of impersonation to substantiate the falsehood that somebody tried to assassinate him? Is it not obvious that only lies and deceit can come from a rogue like Dino Melaye? The man is a disgrace to his family and community and should be in jail.

DINO THE ROGUE, MELAYE THE PERJURER

Dino is making it easy for even the most gullible Nigerians to see that he is a lousy rogue.

As a self - styled anti corruption crusader, how can this criminal be asking for two policemen to protect himself alone? How many policemen do we have in Nigeria? About 450,000; yet this thief wants two of them dedicated exclusively to himself! Who protects the rest of us 170 million Nigerians who are being robbed, deceived, raped and abused by criminal elements like Dino?

And why is the man using a letterhead emblazoned with the coat of arms to write letters which are personal and private to himself? What kind of a shameless rogue and impostor is this? The man should be arrested.

I said it before, that this DINO guy is a 'comic relief'

He keeps digging his HEELS and his GRAVE! The truth is finally out. ALL THIS WAS FOR POLICE ESCORT! The stage-managed '2 bullets gunshot' was ALL ABOUT MAKING A CASE FOR POLICE ESCORT.

What is his fascination for the NUMBER 2? 2 BULLETS and now 2 ESCORTS! Why does he need 2 ESCORTS, and not 1? He probably WANTS 1 FOR MADAM, AND ANOTHER FOR HIMSELF! HE DIDN'T FOOL ME!

The ONLY ESCORT he needs is POLICE ESCORT to JAIL! He stage-managed this nonsense and steamed up the polity. IT'S A CRIME TO MAKE A HOAX REPORT TO THE POLICE. IT'S A CRIME TO LIE TO THE POLICE ABOUT A CRIME! Not to mention TAX PAYERS MONEY HE WASTED BY ENGAGING THE POLICE TO INVESTIGATE HIS HOAX!

Dino is a pathetic liar.

Dino is a pathetic liar. Period!

@OmonBendel

Don't be silly.. Dino is no saint, he is a crook and he is not Nigeria's solution.. This is a man that cheated on his wife and impregnated an actress only to deny pregnancy and make a joke of it all.. This is a guy that was collecting huge salaries without doing anything until he ran out of favor with PDP's ruling class. How can a guy that cannot be faithful to his wife and so blatant about it be the solution to Nigeria? There was no assasination attempt.. Why should we give him a public citizen 2 police officers to guard his home? Who the hell is he? This is why over 67% of policeofficers are attached to VIPs or Very Important Parasites.. And let me tell you, if they want Dino dead, he will be dead already and nothing will happen...Abuja is not that big and Dino cannot safeguard himself...

Dino is building up a solid case against NPF, way 2go buddy

Dino, keep stacking up ur chips against those imcompetent NPF. I sincerely pray the truth comes out.

Regardless of Dino's personal shortcomings (which we all possess in one form or the other), the nigerian masses must stand behind this guy for his daring actions.

I don't see him as an ACN member but a voice for the voiceless.

Assasination Attempt on Dino Melaye

I am not surprised that the police ruled out assassination after their usual investigation. What do we expect? What happened to their investigation on the assasination of CP Mopol in Abuja some years back and that of CP Kwara in recent times. Those are their very own!If not that these two Commissioners died it could have been the same story.Such denials are just defence mechanism for covering their inefficiency.

EMERGENCE OF REAL BOKO HARAM !

With this development and others so far happened only an idiot would contemplate that the Boko Haram in northern Nigeria is not the handiwork of Jonathan's supporters in and outside the government. I myself received similar threat through the text where someone warned me to stop criticizing Jonathan or else I would be illuminated. I said it more often that killers have been unleashed on citizens to kill whoever criticize this government should be illuminated. Therefore,all citizens that wish Nigeria well and hope must be careful otherwise he/she would have himself/herself killed by Jonathan killers squard.

Can someone please explain

Can someone please explain why Dino is still using the National Assembly letter head after he has left office?

Seems to me he is an integral part of the Nigerian problem.

Attempted assassination of Melaye

The Nigerian Police which has contorted the murder of Comrade Oyerinde can not just change overnight from its evil partisanship with the killer squad of Anenih and Akpabio. The Police is a liar.

He is staging this one

He is staging this one probably to get the police protection he has been requesting for.

Did he write this?

So... Dino Melaye cannot write proper English.

Why's he still using coat of arm?

Now he want 2 police officers for himself....sorry, you are no longer in the HOuse of Reps. where you learnt to use police escort to intimidate others citizens.
You see how it feel?
Tell your other friends there to make laws that will protect not only federal house members but every NIgerian because what goes around, comes around.
Let police stop your vehicles and demand "papers" so often so that you will understand.

SEE WHAT HE WENT FOR!

See What A Person Being "Threatened" went 2 Discuss:

"On July 31, he sent another letter to the Minister of Police Affairs requesting a courtesy call to introduce his non-governmental organization, the Anti-corruption Network.  In the letter, he suggested to the Minister “the need to build necessary and effective synergy between the Network” and the police department.

So Mr Squeky-CLEAN Dino Won't Realise the Police minister is 'corrupt' until he's PROPOSAL is turned down ko?? Did genuine anti corruption Activists like Gani fawehinmi make 'Nicodemus Visits' at night 2the same people he accused of corruption Begging for Alms?? Will someone whoose life is under 'Threat' be a MAN-ABOUT-TOWN Like Dino? Dino has Finally shot himself in both Feet! Now those who didn't know him DO.(If their Anti-GEJ sentiments will let them).

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