Nigerian Senator Dino Melaye has confirmed his arrest which took place this Monday.
He said that he was picked up at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
It was not immediately clear which agency carried out the arrest, but Premium Times states that Mr Melaye was declared wanted for his alleged involvement in a murder case and provision of support for criminal elements in his home state of Kogi.
“I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Govt after checking in,” he said on Twitter.
He said he was told that the police had placed him on its ‘no fly’ list and that he was therefore barred from traveling at the airport.
Mr. Melaye said he “snatched back” his passport from the official who confiscated it and made to proceed to board his flight.
“But I was then cycled by police officers trying to hold me and saying I am on Interpol wanted list,” Mr. Melaye said.