Police debunks media reports, give update on Senator Melaye

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The Nigerian police has said that senator Dino Melaye is under investigation and is currently in Police custody, where  a fourteen (14) day remand warrant was obtained from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court.

Police had earlier stated that the senator was under investigation for criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide.

In a statement signed by police Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, Senator was taken this afternoon to another government hospital, DSS Medical Facility in Abuja for further medical attention by police investigating team, after be complained of being unwell.

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 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, 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 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.

Police further some media reports  claiming that Melaye was moves by masked armed men to an undisclosed location.

 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 statement added also that the lawmaker, will be prosecuted alongside other suspects as soon as investigation is completed.

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

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