The Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye has alleged that there is a plan to kill him.
Writing on his Twitter page, Melaye revealed that policemen attached to him were disarmed and withdrawn on Monday.
The security aides were taken away after Sadiq Bello, police commissioner in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), arrived at Melaye’s residence hours after his men and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) laid siege to the place.
“We are in a civil society. No warrant and case is in court yet this lawlessness. I’m a responsible Nigerian and law abiding. There is a plan to kill me and I know about it.
“We are not in a banana Republic. I can not be silenced. @BBCBreaking AFRICA @BBCBreaking.
“All my policemen have been taken away with their arms. One CP came and took them away. There is also a plan to set me up again. But in God I trust. Truth will always prevail,” Melaye tweeted.
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.