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Dino Moved To DSS Hospital For Better Healthcare – Police

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Senator Dino Melaye, under investigation and currently in police custody on a 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, has been taken to another hospital, the Nigeria Police Force has said.

Force PRO, Jimoh Moshood, stated that, “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 enough to stand trial after treating him. However, due to the complaint from Senator 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 further noted that the embattled senator and his armed thugs allegedly attacked police personnel; shot and wounded SGT Danjuma Saliu on ‘stop and search’ duty along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi State.

Moshood noted that the police had obtained a 14-day remand warrant from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court on 9th January, 2019, to keep Senator Melaye in police custody for investigation into the case of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide against him till 23rd January, 2019.

He denied media report that masked armed policemen moved Senator Dino Melaye to an undisclosed location and that his whereabouts are unknown.

He further noted that Senator Melaye would be prosecuted along with other suspects on completion of investigation.


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