Dino Melaye narrates the full story of a disputed assassination attempt targeting him and subsequent police discredit of his claims.
A former Nigerian lawmaker, Dino Melaye, whose claim of an assassination attempt in Abuja was discredited by the police, has accused the force of unprofessionalism.
Mr. Melaye said he expected the reaction countering his claims from the police following his earlier assessment of their reaction to his complaints.
“I am not surprised at what the commissioner of police said,” he declared.
Mr. Melaye questioned how the police, who got to the scene of the incident 12 hours after the attack – expected to find evidence.
He accused the police of negligence saying they prepared a full report on the incident without admitting his statement and assessing damages on his car.
He agreed that his car windows are not bullet proof, as already stated by the police, but argued that they are double-placed-treated glasses only penetrable by close range shots.
He said the police have consistently ignored calls for protection following previous threats to his life.
“I wrote to them in January and September 2012 complaining of threats to my life and up till now, nothing happened,” he said.
Listen to his full story – told first hand – in the audio slide below.
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