Melaye Seeking Further Medical Attention in Another Gov. Hospital…Will Be Prosecuted if Found Culpable – Police
NPF Photo: Melaye being taken to another hospital
The Nigerian Police Force, NPF, has refuted claims 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.
According to the police in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Jimoh Moshood on Friday, Senator Dino Melaye who is 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 has been taken to another Government hospital for further medical attention.
Melaye it stated, is under investigation for criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide, committed on 19th July, 2018 “when he 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.”
Jimoh noted that “Melaye was taken for medical attention at the Police Clinic, Abuja, after he surrendered himself for arrest on January 4, 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 (Friday) to another government hospital, DSS Medical Facility in Abuja for further medical attention. The 14 day remand warrant to keep him in our custody will elapse on 23rd January, 2019”
“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.”