Senator Oluremi Tinubu has written a petition against her Kogi-West counterpart, Senator Dino Melaye, as Punch reports.
The petition was addressed to the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and dated July 18, 2016, the senator, who is the wife of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said Melaye had threatened her life on the floor in the Senate last week.
She said Melaye had a penchant for violence, having argued with his colleagues while in the House of Representatives between 2007 and 2011.
The complainant alleged that a certain lawmaker even died after being beaten up by Melaye.
She therefore urged the IG to protect her from harm.
The petition with reference number SOT/Vol.2/135 read in part: “I am Senator Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos-Central Senatorial District of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“During the hearing in the Senate on Tuesday, July 14, 2016, I had reason to contribute to an issue of national importance. Apparently dissatisfied with my contributions, Senator Dino Melaye abandoned all caution, resorted to vulgar abuse of my person and wanted to attack me.
“It was the timely intervention of some of my colleagues that stopped Senator Melaye from unleashing a physical attack on me. However, because the Senate leadership did not call him to order under these circumstances, he continued to threaten my life without any provocation.
“Given Senator Melaye’s record, especially in the House of Representatives where a brawl led by him had led to the untimely death of a member, I have decided not to ignore this threat to my life. Therefore, I am compelled to urge you to use your good office to provide me with adequate security.”