Dino Melaye gets ‘Jack Bauer’ ovation after kidnap-escape story


Followers of the senator representing Kogi West in the Senate, Dino Melaye, have expressed doubts about his claim that he escaped from those who “kidnapped” him on Wednesday evening.

The Kogi senator had been scheduled to appear in a high court to face a charge bordering on gun-running, but he was absent at Thursday’s proceeding.


His lawyer, Barrister Yemi Mohammed, who stood in for Mike Ozekhome (SAN) told the trial magistrate, Suleyman Abdalah, that he had it on good authority that Senator Melaye was attacked in Gwagwalada, Abuja, on Wednesday on his way home from the court.

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Senator Melaye then took to his Twitter handle on Friday morning to narrate how he purportedly escaped from his “abductors” and trekked for 11 hours in the “wilderness” until he reached a safe haven.


See Dino’s tweet:


But his Twitter followers have expressed their opinion about his claim. See their responses:

Uchechukwu @chuckyspencer describes the senator as Jack Bauer — a fictional character and the lead protagonist of the Fox TV series 24:


While Igede @CitizensLens praises his “script writer:”

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But @kelvinayomide feels the script writer is amateurish:


Ibrahim Ijaola @ijaola_ibrahim reminds him of the next court date:

Olagunju Oladele @deleconcept did a “video” of his “escape:”

Jevwegaga Helen @Adufe_ga describes him as James Bond:

Ehigie Jatto @ehigiejatto expresses concerns:


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