Protect me from Dino Melaye, Tinubu begs Police Chief


Senator Oluremi Tinubu has petitioned the acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, asking him for police protection.

In the petition, she alleged threats to her life by Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District.

Tinubu, a Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District in the Senate, last week had altercation with Senator Tinubu, wife of APC national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, during a closed session of the Senate.

Melaye was reported to have threatened to beat Mrs. Tinubu up, claiming she called her unprintable names.

In the petition, Mrs. Tinubu enjoined the police authorities to institute criminal action against Senator Melaye if he fails to apologize to her publicly.

The petition titled “Request for Police Protection reads”:

“I am Senator Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central Senatorial District of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. During the proceedings of the Senate on Tuesday, July 14, 2016, I had cause to contribute to a matter of national importance.

“Apparently dissatisfied with my contributions Senator Dino Melaye threw caution to the winds, resorted to vulgar abuse of my person and wanted to assault me.

“It was the timely intervention of a number of colleagues which prevented Senator Melaye from unleashing a physical attack on me.

“However, as the leadership of the Senate did not call him to order in the circumstance, he proceeded to threaten my life without any provocation whatsoever.

“In view of Sen Melaye’s antecedent particularly in the House of Representatives where a brawl led by him led to the untimely death of a member, I have decided not to ignore his threat to my life.

“Therefore, I am compelled to urge you to use your good offices to provide me with adequate security.”

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