The Nigeria Police Force, Abuja, has declared Senator Dino Melaye, medically for for trial, despite the dramatic pictures that have since appeared online, as to the sudden ill health of the Senator, immediately after he was arrested recently, by men of the Nigeria Police.
This was contained in a Press statement, signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. DCP, Jimoh Moshood, which was sent to Post-Nigeria.
The statement reads in full:
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 19thJuly, 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 himm 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 where about 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.
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