A police sergeant was the victim of the shooting, the police said and is recuperating in the hospital. According to the police, their statement was partly to refute Melaye’s allegation that he was shot at by the police. .
On the contrary, the police said that Melaye’s guards opened fire first, with the police responding. In posts on Instagram, Melaye did not mention any shooting incident. .
However, he claimed the police tried to block his convoy with a grader, parked on a bridge, while he was on his way to Yagba east to commission some projects. According to him, his convoy avoided the blockade. .
He claimed over 20 bullets were fired at his jeep by a combination of policemen, men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the military. The police statement however contradicted his account of the incident.