Dino Melaye has resurfaced as he claims to have escaped over eleven hours of torture in the hands of his kidnappers.
It was alleged that the Kogi senator was kidnapped on Thursday, July 26, on his way to Kogi state for his court case. However, the senator in a tweet on Friday, July 27, claimed he had just escaped the abduction.
He said he spent 11 hours in the wilderness and thanked Nigerians for their prayers and show of love that kept him safe. The senator also thanked God for his escape from yet “another dangerous attack”. According to him, it was that God preserved him.
“I thank God once again for escaping another dangerous attack. I also thank Nigerians for their prayers and show of Love. Spent 11 hours in the wilderness traumatized but God preserved me. God is the best and in whom ONLY I trust. They will continue to try. WE SHALL OVERCOME!!! according to him in his tweeter handle.
Note that we had earlier reported that senator Ben Murray Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa) confirmed that his colleague, Dino Melaye, was kidnapped by gunmen. Previous unconfirmed sources had disclosed that Senator Melaye was attacked by armed men at the Gwagwalada area of Abuja, as he made his way to Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, on Thursday morning, July 26.
Anonymous sources disclosed that the lawmaker was attacked by men who blocked his way in a Toyota Sienna vehicle.
Bruce, in a message on his Twitter handle, stated that he got wind of the development from Moses Melaye
The kidnap saga eventually made it impossible for Melaye to appear in court for his trial, forcing the presiding judge to adjourn the matter till August 9.
Family members had also earlier claimed to have been in touch with Melaye after the kidnap issue while the Police said investigations have been opened on the matter.
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