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Attack on Tinubu: Melaye admitted to be a rapist, should be charged to court – Traditional ruler

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Following the alleged assault on Senator Oluremi Tinubu by the lawmaker representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, a traditional ruler, the Atapa of Itapa Ijesa, Dr. Olapade Agoro, has stated that the lawmaker must be sanctioned.
Agoro, a politician and religious leader, threatened to drag Melaye to court for damaging the reputation of the citizenry in the eyes of the world, the Nation is reporting.

The traditional ruler, speaking on Wednesday at his Oluyole home in Ibadan, described Melaye’s action against Senator Remi as a dent on the citizenry and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

He said, “Melaye should be sanctioned as it would prevent any lawmaker from such shameful and graceful conduct.

“I could have taken him court, if not for anything, because we don’t expect characters like him in the Senate. He should be made to face the music.

“No wonder, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, without mincing words, told the whole world that the National Assembly is full of corrupt legislators. That was a weighty statement.

“When you say corruption, you are not limiting it to taking bribe. It could be immoral. By what he did on the floor of the Senate, I will say Melaye has committed immorality,” he said, adding that Melaye has been so reckless ever since he became a senator.

“For this young man to have lost morality and commonsense on the floor of the hallowed chamber, to have threatened to beat up a woman, that was too much. You don’t say you want to beat up another man’s wife on the hallowed chamber; forget who the husband is.

“That issue is beyond political scene. It raises the question of morality. When a man says he will beat up another man’s wife and even impregnate her, it means the man has admitted to be a rapist.

“The police should have intervened in the matter by now as it was a matter that should have been taken beyond the floor of the Senate,” Agoro blasted.

It would be recalled that the reported scuffle between Melaye and his colleague, Tinubu (APC-Lagos Central), happened during an executive session on July 12.

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