The Abuja Police Commissioner, Olufemi Ogunbayo, has rubbished Dino Melaye’s story that there was an attempt to assassinate him on Monday night.
Speaking in a telephone interview with Premium Times, Ogunbayo pointed out a number of facts, that did not support the former lawmaker’s account of the incident.
Ogunbayo confirmed that Melaye had reported the assassination attempt to him, but when they visited the site of the incident, there were no traces of shells and no evidence of gunshots.
“The car was said to have parked few meters away from his and the next thing he (Mr. Melaye) heard was a loud sound which he taught was a gunshot. Dino Melaye never said the shot was aimed at him,” the police boss said.
“The police have gone to the scene of the crime and we could not find any car parked there; no trace of shells on the ground.”
“And there is car dealer store at the area which we went to ask if they heard any gunshot and they said no they never heard any gunshot.”
Ogunbayo also confirmed that the car window was not bullet proof, which means if it was shot at, Melaye would have been dead and that the crack on the window, could be as as result of a loud sound.
“If they had wanted to kill Dino, they do not need to drive and park meters away from Dino’s car before shooting, they would have just blocked his car and shoot him at the spot, so that cannot be called an attempted assassination. And how then is it possible for you to be in your car wind up enjoying the air condition and a very cool music and then you hear a gunshot?” he said.
Investigations are still ongoing, but Melaye’s car has since been returned to him.
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