Security operatives laying siege to embattled Sen. Melaye’s residence at Sangha close ,Maitama in Abuja , this evening fired teargass canisters into the residence of the Senator .This is even as the siege on Melaye’s residence reached the third day .
Only yesterday , the security operatives cut off electricity and water supply to the house and took over residences that were directly behind Melaye’s compound and opposite it as well.
Furthermore ,they embarked on searching vehicles leaving Sangha close since the siege commenced with the aim of apprehending the Senator if he tries to evade arrest .
Trouble started late Friday evening , when Senator Dino Melaye tweeted that his house was been invaded by security agents ,the police then replied that Melaye refused Police invitation hence their action
Meanwhile ,Melaye had yesterday indicated that he would honour the Police invitation when he is in Abuja ,he urged the security agencies to stop witchunting him .The Senator spoke from an undisclosed location
Residents of Sangha in Maitama ,Abuja complained that the teargassing of Melaye’s residence has also affected them negatively as many of the them are having headaches , breathing problems and other related ailments .They also complained of incessant harassment from security operatives since the invasion.
Senator Melaye a stanch critic of President Muhammy Buhari has been have running battles with the police and other security agencies for quite some times .
And in a related development , Senate President Bukola Saraki ,yesterday condemned the invasion of Melaye residence by
the Police as a desperate ploy to stop Melaye from participating in the general elections come 2019 .