However it was gathered that there was confusion at Area 1 roundabout Abuja, after thugs suspected to the loyal to the embattled Senator, rescued him and whisked him away from the fully armed Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Aminu Omoye who shared the report, said the drama which began at 2.10 pm lasted for about six minutes with the suspected thugs, who in two Hilux van double-crossed the police escort, jerked up Melaye and threw him into one of the van and speed off.
It was gathered that Senator Dino Melaye who is expected to be paraded later this evening among other hardened criminals who implicated him in the crime that necessitated his arrest, was later rearrested and taken to Zankli hospital in the Mabushi district of Abuja, due to the injury he sustained while trying to flee.
Deputy Force spokesman, Aremu Adeniran, confirmed that Melaye was taken into custody because he refused to honour police summons extended to him in respect of a case of illegal possession of firearms.
Adeniran in a statement on Thursday said that the police obtained a warrant of arrest and trailed him to his house at Maitama, Abuja and cordoned off the place.
“He however surrendered himself to the police this morning for investigation on the allegations against him,” the statement said.
The police had alleged that Melaye contracted one Kabiru Seidu and his gang as political thugs, adding that the lawmaker met with the suspect on Airport road, Abuja inside his car in December, 2017 and gave him a bag containing an AK47 rifle, two Pump Action guns and N430,000 to share with his boys, an offence which prompted the Senator’s arrest.