Melaye stated this in separate petitions where raised alarm over what he described as immediate threat to take his life.
He said there was ongoing alleged plot to murder him “extra-judicially” by his “political enemies” in collusion with men of the Kogi State Police Command.
Melaye, in the letter personally signed by him and addressed to the UN and other envoys in Nigeria, urged them to help guarantee his fundamental rights to liberty and safety from fear and personal harm to his person, as well as threats to terminate his life by agents of the Kogi State Government.
“I live each day in constant and reasonable fear for my life, looking over my shoulders and being harassed by the named politicians. The Police are a willing tool in the hands of these politicians,” he said.
Through his lawyers, Messrs Ricky Tarfa & Co, Melaye also wrote to the IG, urging the police boss to raise a neutral police team to investigate the allegations of “gun running” levelled against him by the Kogi State Police Command.