Police whisk Dino Melaye to DSS medical facility

The embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West district, Senator Dino Melaye has been whisk away by Masked police operatives to the medical facility of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja.

The lawmaker was declared wanted by the police for alleged criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide which he reportedly committed in Kogi State on July 19, 2018, Channels Tv reports.

Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood, has now confirmed the senator was moved to a DSS hospital in Abuja, during a telephone interview with Channels Television.

He explained that the lawmaker was indeed taken away from the Police Clinic to another government-owned medical facility after the senator and the police disagreed about his fitness to face trial.

According to him, the police secured the warrant from a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to keep Senator Melaye for 14 days, which started from Wednesday, January 9.

Having spent three days at the medical facility, the police said the lawmaker was fit to stand trial for the alleged crimes which he was arrested.

But Senator Melaye has since insisted that he needed more treatment to be fit.

This prompted the police to move the lawmaker from their clinic to the DSS medical centre for further examination.

Melaye, was arrested, after 8 day police siege on his house, he slumped when he opened the door of his house to the security operatives in the presence of some of his colleagues in the Senate and family members.

He was initially taken to the office of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) before being transferred to the Police Clinic for medical attention.


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