Melaye Denies Threatening To Impregnate Mrs Tinubu, Says She Has Already Reached Menopause


By Sadiq Umar – Controversial Kogi senator, Dino Melaye has denied reports that he threatened to impregnate Oluremi Tinubu, a Lagos senator, saying he only told her she was stupid when he became enraged.Dino Melaye

Mr. Melaye however remarked that Mrs Tinubu, wife of the national leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, cannot be impregnated because she has already attained menopause.

At a press conference in Abuja, Thursday, Mr. Melaye denied using any abusive word on her Lagos colleague, claiming he never use “insolent, abusive, degrading and mannerless language against any Senator”.

“Biologically, it is even impossible to impregnate Mrs. Tinubu because she has arrived menopause, said Mr. Melaye.”

“How can you say you want to beat somebody and at the same time impregnate the person,” he added.

He said he became angry when Mrs Tinubu took him on when he told the Senate at the closed-door meeting that Senators who went to court should withdraw the case or face suspension.

“Unfortunately, Senator Oluremi Tinubu got up and was recognised to speak and immediately she started speaking, she specifically mentioned my name,” Mr. Melaye said.

“For reasons only known to Senator Remi Tinubu, she got up and the first thing she said was that she was being harassed in this chamber by Senator Melaye at this point.

“She went ahead to say that why would he come here and be threatening senators and there was a large chorus from senators. At that point I was still calm. She got up again and said that this thug must be tamed. At that point, I got up and told her that she was very stupid.

“The next statement from her was ‘You are a dog’. She called me a dog, and when she called me a dog I stood up and reacted and I told her that this was not bourdillon and she should look at my face, I am not one of those senators who normally come to prostrate to them in bourdillon and I am from Kogi —and not from Lagos,” Mr. Melaye said.

“I did it because I am not a coward,” said Mr. Melaye.

Witnesses said as Mr. Melaye charged towards the Lagos senator, other senators, especially those from the South-West geopolitical zone, waded in and shielded Mrs. Tinubu from attack, and then calmed her down.

A few other senators also prevailed on Mr. Melaye to take it easy and let peace reign, sources said.



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