Lawmaker being conveyed to face charges jumps out of police vehicle, flees into the bush

The Kogi West lawmaker has been having issues with the oil-rich West African country’s security officials recently.

He was forcibly disembarked from a flight at the airport on his way to Morocco last week without any warrant.

On Monday, Dino Melaye’s house was besieged by about 80 armed policemen until early hours of today.

It is not immediately clear what offences the lawmaker is suspected to have committed.

Reports suggest that he got severely injured as a result of the dangerous escape and has been taken to the hospital for treatment.

Earlier reports supported by photos showed the honourable lawmaker sitting on the floor while resisting arrest.

More details soon.

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