He broke the news of his arrest on social media earlier.
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.
Senator Melaye wrote,
”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”.
Melaye was declared wanted by the Kogi state Police Command for allegedly sponsoring a criminal group that terrorizes Kogi state..
Dino Melaye has shared a photo of himself being detained at the airport after alerting the public earlier that he was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on his way to Morocco.