Behave like an elder – Saraki tells Dino Melaye

The embattled senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye was on Wednesday scolded by Senate President, Bukola Saraki after he turned a singer during plenary.

While speaking during a plenary session at the National Assembly on Wednesday, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, cautioned Senator Melaye over his dramatized action on the floor of the Senate.

The Senate president was reacting to Dino Melaye’s digression from presenting his argument over two criminal suspects who reportedly escaped from police custody in Lokoja to singing.

Melaye had told the Senate that while he sent legal representations to the Kogi High Court, despite not being served any summon, the police instead of presenting the suspects in court were asking for a bench warrant to arrest him.

Melaye said: “Mr. President, we were all supposed to appear before the Lokoja High court this morning. My lawyers were in court at 9:00 am and the case was called up and the prosecutor of the Nigerian police could not produce the two persons.

“Instead of producing the two persons, they asked the judge for a bench warrant for an arrest but the judge refused to grant their prayers; the judge said despite the fact that I have not been served, I sent representation to the court and the main accused persons are absent in court.”

Dino continued in a dramatic manner with a song: “dis kain God oo, I never see your type ooo, dis kain God ooo blessed to be your holy name…”

The Senate President at this point called the senator to order, asking him to behave like an elder and stop the drama.

“Please, Senator Melaye, you are an elder statesman and we expect that you conduct yourself as such.

“The Senate chamber is not a place for drama, and I urge you to stick to the issue to underscore its seriousness,” he said.

The Senate, in conclusion, directed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to a produce the two missing suspects within 48hours.

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