The last is yet to be heard of the clash »
between Senator Dino Melaye and Oluremi
Tinubu, wife of the National Leader of the
All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola
Senator Melaye allegedly said he will beat up
and impregnate Mrs Tinubu during proceeding
on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, July 14,
Melaye’s statement which triggered
reactions » from Nigerians seems to have
taken a new dimension.
In a letter addressed to the Inspector General
of Police, Ibrahim Idris on Monday, July 18,
2016, Mrs Tinubu requested for police
protection from Senator Dino who she
referred to as a “threat” to her life.
The letter reads;
“I am Senator Oluremi Tinubu representing
the 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
winds, resorted to vulgar abuse of my person
and wanted to assault me.
“It was the timely intervention of a number of
colleagues which prevented Senator Melaye
from unleashing physical attack on me.
However, as the leadership of the senate did
not call him to order in the circumstance, he
proceeded to threaten my life without any
“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 his threat to my life. Therefore,
I’m compelled to urge you to use your good
offices to provide me with adequate security.
“Please accept the assurances of my highest
regards and esteem.”
Here is a copy of the letter:
Meanwhile, members of the Women Concern
Group held a protest » in Lagos earlier
today against Senator » Melaye over his
comment on Mrs Tinubu.
Mrs Tinubu has requested for police protection from Senator Dino who she says is a “threat” to her life.