Senator Dino Melaye has been moved to another Federal Government hospital, after spending days in the Nigeria Police Clinic. This time, the lawmaker was moved to the DSS Medical Facility.
Melaye’s transfer to the secret police facility followed a disagreement he had with police operatives who requested his discharge from the police hospital so that he could face trial on allegations of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide.
Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood, who made this known in a statement, Friday, said the senator is under investigation and currently in Police custody on a 14 day remand warrant obtained from the FCT High Court on 9th January, 2019.
The police accused Melaye of committing the offence on 19th July when, “Melaye and his thugs attacked Police personnel, shot and wounded Sgt. Danjuma Saliu on stop and search along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi State”.
Moshood explained that “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 whereabouts 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.
Senator Dino Melaye will be prosecuted along with other suspects on completion of investigation.