Full Video: Dino Melaye hospitalised after attempted escape from Police Custody
Senator Dino Melaye has been rushed to Zankli Hospital, Abuja, where he is receiving treating following a daring escape Tuesday afternoon from police custody when he was being conveyed to Lokoja, Kogi State, to be paraded by the police.
Melaye had given himself up to the police Tuesday morning after a 20-hour stand off at his Maitama home.
The police subsequently announced that he was being moved to Lokoja.
It was during the move that the senator, representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, was said to have jumped out of a moving police vehicle in Garki Area 1, Abuja, and fled from the police.
By jumping from the moving vehicle, he was said to have sustained injuries and is now being treated at the hospital.
A statement from the Force Headquarters, issued by Jimoh Moshood on Tuesday evening said at about 12.00hrs of Tuesday, Melaye while in lawful custody of the Nigeria Police Force personnel and being taken for arraignment in Federal High Court Lokoja from Abuja, escaped from lawful custody when hoodlums and miscreants in Two (2) Toyota Hilux Vehicles blocked the Police vehicle conveying him around Area 1 Round About, Abuja.
Moshood said in the process, the Senator jumped out of the Police vehicle through the window and was rescued from the Police men by hoodlums and miscreants to an unknown destination.
“The Police team re-enforced and trailed Senator Dino Melaye to Zankli Hospital, Abuja where he was re-arrested. The Senator would be arraigned in court without further delay.
“Meanwhile, one of the Toyota Hilux vehicles used by the hoodlums and miscreants in aiding the escape of the Senator has been recovered by the Police investigation team.
“The Inspector General of Police has therefore directed a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the rescue and escape of Senator Dino Melaye from lawful custody,” he said.