The Nigerian Immigration Service, (NIS) spokesman, Sunday James has confirmed the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport.
James told Naija247news that the arrest was a daily routine assignment.
When asked further why he was arrested, James said he cannot speak further and stated that: “What I can tell you is that the arrest is a routine assignment.”
Melaye who was allegedly accused of supplying arms to some murder suspects, had recently been declared wanted by the police.
The senator denies the allegations, and describes it as politically motivated.
Melaye made this claim in a tweet on Monday morning.
“Stopped from traveling and under arrest. No retreat no surrender. Talk we must.
‘ I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Govt after checking in,” ” he wrote in the tweet also shared on instagram.
Immigration officers who stopped Melaye from boarding his flight claimed they were acting on instructions from the Police.
The Police spokesman was not available for comments on the issue.