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Dino Melaye arrest: Ben Bruce reacts, gives reason Senator must be released

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— Ben Bruce calls for an immediate and unconditional release of Senator Dino Melaye

Ben Bruce, Senator representing Bayelsa East on Monday reacted to the arrest of his colleague from Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye.

Melaye was arrested at the Nanamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, where has has been held.

Reacting, Bruce said Melaye should be released because he’s “one of the few voices left that still speaks truth to power.”

In a tweet, the business mogul maintained that Nigeria needs men like Melaye.

He tweeted, “I call for the immediate and unconditional release of @dino_melaye. He is one of the few voices left that still speaks truth to power. Nigeria needs men like that and the Dino I know will not be cowed by arrest or persecution.

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“@dino_melaye played a major role in bringing this government into being. It will be very unfortunate if the sane government he fought for turns around to be the one fighting him.

“Let this be a lesson for anyone who is fighting for their 2nd term. After you are no longer useful.”