Controversial Senator Dino Melaye from Kogi West was early this morning arrested by the police at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
He was arrested after checking in at the International wing of the airport on his way to Morocco for an official engagement.
Senator Melaye said in a post on his twitter handle that the engagement was sponsored by the Federal Government.
The police did not say why he was picked up but the arrest may not have been unconnected with allegations of murder hanging against his neck.
Some suspects in the case who allegedly implicated him escaped from detention the other day. But they were re-arrested by the police and re-detained.