UPDATED: Melaye taken to undisclosed location

OrderPaperToday – Senator Dino Melaye has reportedly been whisked away to an undisclosed location.

A source confirmed this development to OrderPaperNG on Friday.

According to the source, Policemen came to the Hospital, Area 1 where Senator Dino Melaye was receiving treatment and was driven away to an unidentified location.

It would be recalled that Police officers laid siege to the residence of the embattled Senator on the December 28, 2018 over alleged criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide.

Eight days later, he came out of his house in company of two lawmakers and then slumped prompting the police to take him to the hospital.

However, the Police later reacted to the report and confirmed that Mr. Melaye is currently in the medical facility of the Department of Security Service (DSS).

He was moved from the Police Hospital in Area 1 due to the Senator’s complaint of ill health.

In a statement released by the Force PRO, Jimoh Moshood later on Friday, the force further informed that its Investigation Team obtained a fourteen day remand warrant from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja.

The statement reads: “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 9th January, 2019, to keep Senator Dino Melaye in Police Custody for investigation into the case of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide against him 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.

“Senator Dino Melaye will be prosecuted along with other suspects on completion of investigation.”

The Kogi Senator will arraigned on the offence of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide.

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