In a tweet, Bruce disclosed that Melaye’s brother, Moses informed him of the lawmaker’s abduction.
Mr Murray-Bruce, one of the key allies of Mr Melaye at the Senate, disclosed this on Twitter a few minutes ago, citing the senator’s brother.
“I have just been informed by Moses Melaye, @dino_melaye’s brother, that Dino has been abducted by unknown persons in a Toyota Sienna that blocked their car and overpowered them on their way to Kogi to answer to Dino’s court case. Lets be on the watch out. Will keep you updated,” he tweeted.
Melaye was reported to have been attacked by armed men in Gwagwalada area of Abuja.
The Kogi police commissioner,said Mr Melaye had not arrived, but strongly denied knowledge of his whereabouts.
“I did not send officers to attack him, please call Gwagwalada police to confirm if they have reports,” Mr Janga said.
Mr Janga’s suggestion that Gwagwalada police should be contacted indicated that Mr Melaye might have run into the encounter while still within the Federal Capital Territory.
The FCT and Kogi State share a border after Abaji, which is about 170 kilometers south of downtown Abuja.