According to eye witness account some unidentified persons blocked two police Hilux pick-up vehicles and prised the embattled senator away. They threw him into their van and sped off.
The armed policemen belonging to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad did nothing. Perhaps they were stunned to react.
The hijack drama lasted for a few minutes.
But in another curious twist, Melaye was said to have jumped off a police vehicle conveying him to Lokoja.
He was reportedly injured and now admitted at Zankli Hospital in Mabushi area of Abuja.