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Police obtains 14-day remand warrant on Melaye, transfer to DSS hospital

By News desk

The Nigerian Police has transferred Senator representing Kogi State, Dino Melaye, from Police Clinic in Area 1, Garki, Abuja to Directorate of State Security (DSS) hospital.

Melaye’s transfer on Friday came barely a week after he collapsed during his arrest and was admitted into the clinic for treatment.

It would be recalled that the lawmaker was arrested in connection with the shooting of a police officer in Kogi state in July.

After days of subjecting himself to house arrest, he surrendered to the police for onward interrogation after they declared him wanted.

Confirming his transfer, Force Public Relation Officer, Jimoh Moshood, argued that Melaye was still under investigation and currently within Police custody on a 14 day remand warrant which was obtained from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court recently.

“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.”

According to him, 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.

“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.”

Moshood, however, debunked claim that the lawmakers was whisked away by masked armed policemen to an undisclosed location.

He argued that the affected policeman, was yet to recover from gunshot injury sustained during the attack.

The force PRO hinted that Melaye would be prosecuted along with other suspects on completion of investigation.

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