Police Confirm Transfer of Melaye From Police to DSS Hospital

The Nigeria Police have confirmed that they took Senator Dino Melaye to the Department of State Security (DSS) hospital on Friday.
Police spokesman, Moshood Jimoh, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, in a statemnt on Friday said that Melaye was taken by policemen to the medical facilities of the DSS.
Melaye was reportedly whisked from the hospital bed by masked men Friday afternoon, raising fear of the possibility of abduction.
The Senator representing Kogi West was whisked away from the Police Clinic in Garki, Abuja.
Eight days after being held up in his house, Senator Melaye, last week surrendered to the police.
He left his house with some lawmakers from the National Assembly who paid him a solidarity visit.
They went to the police in company of Melaye’s lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN).
Melaye had been invited by the police to answer allegation of attempted murder.
However, in a statement, the police said its men were responsible for the action.
The statement said: “Senator Dino Melaye under investigation and currently in Police custody on a fourteen (14) day remand warrant obtained from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court on 9th January, 2019, for the offence of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide, committed on 19th July, 2018, when Senator Dino Melaye and his armed thugs attacked Police personnel, shot and wounded SGT Danjuma Saliu on stop and search duty along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi State, has been taken to another Government hospital for further medical attention.
“Senator Dino Melaye was taken for medical attention at the Police Clinic, Abuja, after he surrendered himself for arrest on 4th January, 2019. The Police medical team at the Police Hospital, Abuja certified that Senator Dino Melaye is well and healthy to stand trial after treating him. However, due to the complaint from Senator Dino Melaye that he is not well, the Police Investigation Team has taken him this afternoon to another government hospital, DSS Medical Facility in Abuja for further medical attention.
“The Police Investigation Team obtained a Fourteen (14) day Remand Warrant from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court on 9th January, 2019, to keep Senator Dino Melaye in Police Custody for investigation into the case of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide against him till 23rd January, 2019.
“It is incorrect as reported in some sections of the media that Senator Dino Melaye was moved by masked armed policemen to an undisclosed location and that his where about is unknown.
“The Police Officer, Sgt. Danjuma Saliu, is yet to recover from the gunshot injury he sustained during the attack and still under intensive medical care in the hospital. 6. Senator Dino Melaye will be prosecuted along with other suspects on completion of investigation.”

Author: News Editor

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