Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, says Dino Melaye, his Kogi west counterpart, has been kidnapped.
The Bayelsa senator said the younger brother of Melaye informed him about the development, which TheCable could not independently verify.
William Aya, spokesman of the Kogi command of the Nigeria police force, said he could not confirm the abduction.
“We are not aware of anything like that. Nothing of such has been reported,” he told TheCable.
But Murray-Bruce quoted his colleague’s younger brother as saying a car blocked the vehicle in which Melaye was travelling in en route Kogi, while the senator was overpowered and forced into a Toyota Sienna.
I have just been informed by Moses Melaye, @dino_melaye’s brother, that Dino has been abducted by unknown persons in a Toyota Sienna that blocked their car and overpowered them on their way to Kogi to answer to Dino’s court case. Lets be on the watch out. Will keep you updated.