Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has responded to Sen. Dino Melaye’s assassination attempt allegation.
Speaking through his DG, Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, he denied being after Melaye.
“If he accused me of complacency in the so-called assassination attempt, those who have been following the trend from the day his group promised to make Kogi ungovernable will not be surprised.
“The case is under investigation by the police and making serious statements about it may be seen to be subjudice. We have been witnessing imaginary attacks in the state and when I travelled to Kogi East, his antagonists also alleged that I was attacked even when the opposite was the case.
“As a government, we believe the police are capable of getting to the root of the allegation and do justice to it once and for all.
“You need to ask Melaye if he reported the incident to the governor who is the Chief Security Officer of the state. If you didn’t tell him anything, he too will have nothing to say.
“The reports of the security agencies will surely untie the riddles surrounding the allegations.
“Security should never be politicised in our state.
“We are waiting for the report of the investigation after which we will be properly guided to make informed comments.”
Melaye’s country home in Aiyetoro-Gbede, Kogi State on April 14 had allegedly been invaded by some gun men who shot for hours. Pointing fingers at the governor and the council chairman, Melaye has vowed never to quit criticizing them.