There was pandemonium at the popular Area 1 roundabout Abuja when suspected thugs loyal to the embattled Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) rescued him and whisked him to safety from the fully armed Special anti robbery Squad.
The drama which began at 2.10 pm lasted for about six minutes with the suspected thugs in two Hilux pick up doublecrossing the police escort jerked up Melaye and threw him into one of the van and sped off.
Meanwhile, there is a second version to the story.
According to Aledeh, Senator Melaye actually jumped out of a police moving vehicle conveying him to Kogi state and ran into a thick bush.
It was gathered that police operatives also jumped out of the vehicle and gave the fleeing lawmaker a hot chase.
Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West at the National Assembly.
It was learnt that Senator Melaye injured himself in the process and has been rushed to a private hospital, Zankli hospital.