Senator Dino Melaye is back with another hit maker. He has been relatively silent and drama free since his return to the senate floor with a neck brace and a bold dramatic speech; but he has decided to crawl back into the news with another hit track – In case you have not seen it- watch
July 2016: He threatened to beat up and impregnate Mrs Tinubu. This happened during a closed-door session of the Senate. Mr Melaye denied the accusation saying it would be impossible to impregnate Mrs Tinubu because she had gone through menopause.
Dino Melaye’s actions lead to demonstrations against the senator as supporters of Mrs Tinubu clamored for gender equality and zero tolerance to violence against women. But the drama only got started. He entered a plane and went to Lagos, posing for pictures outside Bourdillon- The Tinubu(s) residence.
March 2017: The certificate scandal
Sahara Reporters alleged that the senator did not graduate from ABU for his first degree against his claim that he studied Geography in the prestigious institution.
It was claimed that Melaye bribed his head of Department who helped him to forge his transcript. Some lecturers in the geography department insisted that Melaye did not graduate from the department and his name was not on the graduation list because he failed 5 compulsory courses.
Harvard University Denies Dino Melaye:
In the heat of the certificate scandal, Dino Melaye boasted that he has 8 post graduate degrees including one from Harvard University.
But the Harvard Kennedy School of Educational Leadership confirmed that Dino Melaye presented himself in November 2016 only for a one-week seminar in leadership which does not qualify him to be a Havard alumnus.
Dino releases a mix tape: Ajekun Iya
In April 2017, Mr Melaye escapes an attempt on his life
He accused Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor of a failed assassination attempt on his life.
Senator Melaye had on Saturday escaped unhurt after gunmen invaded his country home. They shot sporadically and destroyed two vehicles with bullets.The suspects were later arrested at different locations in Kogi state. The black jeep which was allegedly used in the assassination attempt was impounded by the police.
June 2017: Dino organizes a rally that turns bloody:
He held a rally in Kogi State to protest Yahaya Bello; he was said to be rounding off his speech in front of Kogi State Polytechnic when the invaders attacked with guns and cutlasses.
About three people were allegedly killed in the protest including a student of Kogi polytechnic. The State Security Service (SSS) attached to Mr. Melaye received gunshot injuries in the attack.
2017- 2018 ; Recall drama
A petition of almost 200,000 voters demanded his dismissal. The petition, which was submitted in July 2017, cited his “poor performance”. But like a cat with nine lives, the recall process failed as the constituents failed to turn up for the recall exercise.
March 2018: Dino arraigned for faking assassination attempt
According to the police chief, He falsely accused Edward David, the chief of staff to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state of plotting an assassination attempt against him
Dec 2017: Dino Features in a self titled hit song Dino by Kach (petroleum ministers son)
March 2018: Armed gang indict Dino melaye / Dino arrest
The police arrests two members of an armed gang involved in a number of kidnappings and armed robberies across Kogi State. they also accused Senator Melaye of supplying them with money and weapons – charges he denied.
Subsequently Dino Melaye is arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International on his way to Morocco
May 2018: Dino spends almost hundred million in bail charges
The trial Judge Justice Nasir Ajana, granted Dino Melaye bail with a surety of 90 million after his counsel Chief Mike Ozekhome submitted that his continued incarceration could jeopardize his client’s health.
But no soon after he was granted bail he was arrested for jumping out of a moving police vehicle, attempting suicide and resisting arrest.Two weeks later he was granted bail again with a surety of 10 million Naira
30th May: Dino Melaye makes a dramatic return to the senate:
He seats on the PDP side of the senate isle sparking rumors of a possible defection