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Remi Tinubu Petitions IG says Dino Melaye had one time beaten a lawmaker to death



Wife of the National Leader of All Progressive Congress Senator Oluremi Tinubu has called on acting Inspector General of Police to save her from his counterpart, Senator Dino Melaye.

According to the Punch, she wrote a petition on July 18th 2016 addressing it to the acting IG Ibrahim Idris . In the petition, she said Dino Melaye threatened her life last week on the floor of the senate.

She said Melaye had a penchant for violence as he had engaged in fisticuffs with his colleagues when he was in the House of Representatives between 2007 and 2011.

The complainant alleged that a particular lawmaker had even died after being beaten up by Melaye.

She, therefore, urged the IG to protect her from harm.

The petition with reference number SOT/Vol.2/135, read in part, “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 wind, resorted to vulgar abuse of my person and wanted to assault me.

“It was the timely intervention of a number of my colleagues which prevented Senator Melaye from unleashing physical attack on me. However, as the leadership of the Senate did not call him to order (sic) in the circumstance, he proceeded to threaten my life without any provocation whatsoever.

“In view of Senator Melaye’s antecedent, particularly in the House of Representatives, where a brawl led by him had led to the untimely death of a member, I have decided not to ignore this threat to my life. Therefore, I am compelled to urge you to use your good office to provide me with adequate security.”

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