Armed riot policemen on Monday laid siege to Shanga Street, Maitama, Abuja residence of Senator Dino Melaye to arrest him.
The security operatives blocked one end of the street with a Toyota Hiace bus with tinted glasses and Abuja number plate, RSH 193 TP, and a pick-up at the other end.
They also prevented persons in the building from going out, but later allowed family members, friends and guests to enter and exit the premises.
Melaye had, in a hushed tone on the telephone, told one of our correspondents about the police siege at 1.43pm.
Immigration officers had earlier in the day arrested, detained and attempted to seize the passport of the senator at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on his way to Morocco. Read more