Nigerian Senate sets up c’tete to probe Dino’s assassination attempt

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In a unanimous resolution, the Senate on Wednesday set up a seven-man committee to investigate the alleged assassination attempt on senator Dino Melaye in his country home in Ayetoro-gbede, Kogi State. The committee is also mandated to look into the recent activities of the Nigeria Police, with the view of checking its excesses. Senator Jubril Barau, with the following Senators as members, heads the committee: Chukwuka Utazi, Monsurat Sunmonu, Foster Ogola, David Umaru and Danbaba Abdulla. Reacting to the motion, Senator Shehu Sani noted that there is increase in attacks on politically-exposed persons across the country expressing concern that in the recent times, there have been cases of politicians getting stoned at will by aggrieved persons, as well as other forms of abuse, insisting that the government must rise to provide protection for them. He disclosed that he had also been a subject of attack as his house and unknown gunmen invaded his constituency office in Kaduna last year. However, another committee, which will specifically interface with the governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yaya Bello to seek his assurance that he will allow prosecution and commitment of neutrality in the case of Senator Dino Melaye, was also set up. The Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, with Senators lbn Na’Allah, Stella Oduah and Francis Alimikhena as members, heads this special committee with the special assignment.
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