The Center for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), has reacted to the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye on Monday.
Melaye, on Monday had announced that he was arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on his way to Morocco.
Reacting to Dino’s arrest, the group in a statement issued by its director, Debo Adeniran said questions should be raised by Nigerians whether due process was followed before a serving senator was arrested.
Adeniran called on the Nigeria Police to publicise the crime committed by Sen. Melaye.
The statement reads, “If they invited him and he didn’t show up, they should have waited for him at the gate of the National Assembly. If anybody commits a crime, he is supposed to be arrested and prosecuted immediately.
” If Dino has committed any crime, it should be made public and the police should be sure they have concluded their investigations so that they can immediately prosecute him. We should be told the offence he was arrested for.”
Meanwhile, the police on Monday night, explained that the siege on Senator Melaye’s residence in Abuja, was necessitated by his involvement in a case of unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.