We Moved Dino Melaye To DSS Medical Facility For Further Medical Attention – Police

The Nigerian police has shed more light on the reason for moving  senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District  from police hospital to medical facility of Department of State Service  ( DSS ) in Abuja.

The police said that the motive was to seek further medical attention for the senator in a different hospital adding that its medical team has certified that Senator Dino Melaye is well and healthy to stand trial after treating him .

The Force Public Relations Officer ( FPPRO  ) , Moshood Jimoh disclosed this in a press statement he made available to journalists in Abuja on friday.

According to the statement ”  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 9thJanuary, 2019, to keep Senator Dino Melaye in Police Custody for investigation into the case of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide against him till 23rdJanuary, 2019 ”  The statement read.

Moshood said that the report 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 is not true.

He added that the  Police Officer, Sgt. Danjuma Saliu who sustained gunshots injuries during the attack  is yet to recover and still under intensive medical care in the hospital. He stated that  Senator Dino Melaye will be prosecuted along with other suspects on completion of investigation.Read More

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