According to report Dino was was picked up at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
It was not immediately clear which agency carried out the arrest, but Mr Melaye was declared wanted for his alleged involvement in a murder case and provision of support for criminal elements in his home state of Kogi.
“I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Govt after checking in,” he said on Twitter.
One of the senator who confined on PREMIUM TIMES, said that he was blocked as he was undergoing security and immigration screening.
He said he was told that the police had place him on its ‘no fly’ list and that he was therefore barred from travelling at the airport.
Mr. Melaye said he “snatched back” his passport from the official who confiscated it and made to proceed to board his flight.