The Kogi State Police Command has faulted the claims by Senator Dino Melaye that policemen shot at his convoy on his way to inaugurate a project in his constituency on Thursday in Kogi.
Melaye had said in a tweet, “I thank God for spearing my life once again. Over 20 bullets holes on my jeep. Combination of police,SARS and military. God I thank you.”
Mr Ali Janga, the Commissioner of police in the state, told newsmen in Abuja today that “unidentified civilians inside (a vehicle in the convoy) decided to open fire on my policemen.
“You don’t expect the police to fold their arms; eventually they replied and opened fire too,” he said.
“Dino has been going round telling people that he was attacked by unidentified people armed men; no, they were real police officers.
“They were there on assignment. Nobody attacked Dino but rather, his convoy attacked my policemen and they repelled,” Janga insisted.
Senator Melaye has yet to react to the police account.