Dino Melaye has said he was arrested by immigration officers in the airport, who said they were carrying out orders given by the Nigeria Police, Punch reports.
The senator representing Kogi West had earlier shared on his social media that he was arrested while trying to leave on a trip to Morocco.
In an interview with Punch, Melaye said he was being held by immigration officers and they attempted taking his passport away from him. He said:
My self and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and others were to be on an official trip to Morocco but while some have gone through the Lagos airport today, others are to depart tomorrow.