The Administrator of Ijumu LGA of Kogi State, Toufiq Isah, has accused Senator Dino Melaye of stage managing the attack in order to cause unnecessary tension in the local government.
It will be recalled that the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district escaped an assassination attempt made on his life by yet to be identified gunmen at his country home in Aiyetoro-Gbede in Ijumu LGA.
His building was riddled with bullets while two vehicles were destroyed. Melaye accused of Isah of being being the attempt on his life.
Addressing newsmen on Monday at his country home in Okoro-Gbede, Isah also called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the presidency to investigate how Melaye allegedly diverted items meant for Internally Displaced People (IDP) last December.
The council boss, who is also chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) in the state, said it was unfortunate that Melaye twisted the story and accused him of planning to kill him.
He said he only heard that the senator entered the Ayetoro with policemen shooting gun sporadically to scare people, wondering why he turned around to claim that he was attack.
He said as chief security officer of the council his responsibility is always to protect the lives and property of the people in the area, noting that if Melaye could not improve on the living standard of the people of Ijumu he should allow them to have peace instead of causing unnecessary distraction. Isah called on the EFCC to probe the IDPs materials he usurped and packed in his house. “I am using this medium to call on the EFCC and the Presidency to investigate how items meant for IDPs in the north eastern parts of the country got to the hand of a Senator who ordinarily supposed to contribute to ameliorate the suffering of the people.
“The items according to information were packed in his house at Ayetoro- Gbede. EFCC should also investigate and unravel staff of NEMA who might aid and abate Dino in that shody deals” he said.
“If you go to some villages within our local government area, there is high dearth of basic social amenities, Governor Bello’s led administration had made it compulsory to all the councils administrators to go down to the hinterland and touch people’s lives positively through the new direction agenda of the government and that is exactly what I am doing in my council area”