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Flamboyant lifestyle: group calls on EFCC to probe Dino Melaye

– An anti-corruption coalition called on the EFCC to probe Senator Dino Melaye over his “flamboyant and opulent lifestyle”

– The group mentioned several instances of questionable wealth belonging to the senator

– It also blasted Melaye for gloating on social media about his wealth and luxury toys

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The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), an anti-corruption coalition, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe Senator Dino Melaye over his “flamboyant and opulent lifestyle”.

In the petition signed by Olanrewaju Suraju, the chairman of CSNAC, the group mentioned several instances of questionable wealth belonging to the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district.

The anti-corruption coalition recalled the media reports claiming that Melaye purchased a home in Abuja estimated at 1.3 billion Naira.

“The said property which is located at 11 Sangha Street, off Mississippi Street, in the Maitama upscale neighbourhood of the city, boasts leafy trees, ornate Roman-style columns, and decadent chandeliers hanging from its high ceilings. According to the report, the property is currently undergoing some renovations with an indoor swimming pool,” the petition read in part.

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Premium Times reports that the group also strongly criticized Melaye for gloating on social media about his wealth and luxury toys, which included expensive sports cars, a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

“When asked by a Sahara Reporters correspondent about his source of money for the payment of his luxurious house, the only response offered was, “I am a distinguished member of the Federal government,” the group noted.
According to CSNAC, the excessively flamboyant lifestyle of Melaye calls for serious questioning and investigation.

“As a public officer, his assets are a matter of public interest. His public obscene display of wealth not supported by any other known means of livelihood is not justified by the allowances of a public officer.

“Therefore, he should be made to justify these rapacious and brazen accumulation to the EFCC. With the prevailing rate of crimes and criminality, involving highly placed personalities and political office holders, no person or individual should be considered sacred,” the group wrote in its petition.

CSNAC also noted that the senator’s consistent presence on the entourage of Toyin Saraki, the wife of the Senate president, as she faced corruption investigations at the EFCC has continued to arouse the curiosity of Nigerians.

Senator Melaye has recently bought a 2015 Polaris Slingshot estimated at N4.78 million ($24,000).

The latest toy of the controversial politician caused a stir among residents of Abuja and social media users.

Nigerians wondered if is it a part of #BuyNaijaToGrowNaija campaign aimed at encouraging patronage of made in Nigeria products and growing the country’s currency.

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