Dino Melaye: I Spend My Money On Cars, ‘Occults Buy Blood For Any Amount’
The immediate past senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has said he is unbothered about those criticizing him for spending a chunk of his fortune on luxury cars.
Besides his many scandals as a senator in the 8th and 9th National Assemblies, Dino is also known for his unapologetic knack for acquiring expensive automobiles.
The senator in a tweet on Sunday said: “Everyone spend his/her money on what he or she likes. My passion is to collect automobiles. Occults can buy blood for any amount, homosexuals spend so much on same sex,some on babalawos, some hide their money in Switzerland while some bury ego under the ground.
“And some spend on cocaine. All man go do what makes him/her happy. Me am happy i no even know say you dey vex. Kuro lona jare,” he said.
The senator’s car collections include Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Mercedes Benz (G Wagon), Porsche, Bentley, vintage cars and power bikes, among others.
Virtually all his automobiles carry customized number plates bearing his name. They are usually numbered “DINO o1” “DINO o2” counting up to “DINO 10”.
The 46-year-old was a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) before he defected to the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 general elections.
He had lost his seat at the 9th Senate to Senator Smart Adeyemi of the APC who challenged his victory at the tribunal and subsequently defeated him at a court-ordered rerun election.
Dino had also previously served as the House of Representatives member representing Kabba/Ijumu federal constituency.
His political scandals include the allegation that he was operating a savings account with a United States bank in violation of Nigerian laws which prohibit public office holders from such.
Dino’s biggest political controversy and scandal perhaps remain the initiation of a process for his recall In June 2017, as well as his alleged threat to beat up a female senator, Oluremi Tinubu, and ‘impregnate’ her during a Senate plenary in July 2016.