Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye has accused Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello of using organized thugs and law enforcement agents against him.
He made the accusation on Friday via his facebook page where he wrote:
Recall that, on Wednesday, 40 Nigerian senators donated at least 1,260 bags of rice to civil servants in Kogi State after news of a Kogi State civil servant reportedly killed himself over unpaid emolument.
Kogi is one of the many states currently owing workers’ salaries and entitlements.
The senators reportedly made the donation at the instance of one of their colleagues, Dino Melaye, Kogi-APC.
According to Melaye, “Today, in my state we live in perilous time and vicissitude. The social media and newspapers have been awash few days with unfortunate incident of a civil servant who committed suicide upon receiving information that his wife gave birth to triplets”, he said.
“He is (was) being owed 11 months’ salary. Another civil servant was seen crying because he could not provide N3000 for drugs and the child died.
“Their salaries must be paid; pensioners must be paid. How many more people will commit suicide before Yahaya Bello pays salaries? We don’t want to see more deaths in Kogi state.”