Dino Melaye Is In DSS Hospital And Not Abducted

The Nigeria Police on Friday confirmed that they took Senator Dino Melaye to the Department of State Security (DSS) hospital, and this puts to rest the story of abduction that trended last Thursday. Police spokesman, Moshood Jimoh, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, in a statement explained that the police already obtained a 14 day remand warrant, 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.

However, Senator Melaye who fainted during arrest, was taken to another Government hospital for further medical attention. And this was after the Police medical team at the Police Hospital, Abuja certified that Senator Dino Melaye well and healthy to stand trial after treating him. But after further complaints from Senator Melaye that he is not well, the Police Investigation Team took him to another government hospital, DSS Medical Facility in Abuja for further medical attention.

Moshood Jimoh stated further, that 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.


According to Moshood, 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.

Meanwhile, Senator Melaye unfurled his sleeping bag and slept on the verandah of the DSS hospital in Abuja, refusing to [enter the main building of the DSS center after his transfer. He preferred instead to take position on the floor within the premises.

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