It is obvious that despite the current recession that has left millions of Nigerians struggling to survive, some people are swimming in opulence. One of these fortunate few is Dino Melaye, a controversial Nigerian senator, representing Kogi Central senatorial district who has added another super car to his fleet.
This time, he bought a 93-year-old Rolls Royce estimated at N180 million in addition to his fleet of luxury and antiquated cars worth billions of naira. The Rolls Royce has the registration number “MELAYE 2” and is believed to have cost not less than $400,000.
A source who spoke to Premium Times said the car was bought in Las Vegas, in the United States of America some but chose to keep it away from the news. Now ready to exhibit the exotic vehicle at the National Assembly this week, Mr. Melaye decided to release photographs of the car.
A source said:
“Senator Dino Melaye is very smart, he actually got the car from Las Vegas two years ago. At that time, he was busy committed with anti-graft crusade as Executive Secretary of Anti-Corruption Network (ACN) but decided to keep it in secrecy.”
Melaye, a first-time senator who was once the leader of a nongovernmental organisation campaigning against corruption, reportedly has at least 28 of the expensive cars parked at his Maitama residence in Abuja.
In February, he posed in a 2015 Slingshot estimated to cost about N4.78 million. In September, he arrived at Senate function at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, in a Mercedes Benz 190 (1958 Model) which had a customized number plate “KOGI DINO 10” and a Hindustan Ambassador, used for his security aides.
Meanwhile, Senator Dino Melaye, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, and chairman of the Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, in his Independence Day message released on Sunday, October 2, recommended the provision of presidential pardon to militants and looters of the country’s treasury.