Masked police officers reportedly stormed the hospital where Senator Dino Melaye was recuperating, carried him into an unmarked vehicle and whisked him off.
According to a witness who spoke with Premium Times, the officers forced the lawmaker, who was on the hospital bed, into an unmarked vehicle and drove him away on Friday, January 11.
The police has however relaeased a statement to announce that Senator Melaye was moved from the Police Clinic in Area 1, Garki, Abuja to one of the medical facilities of Department of State Service (DSS).
Channels TV reports that a source close to the lawmaker said he refused to be admitted at the Dss medical facility.
Legit.ng previously reported that the senator, who was allegedly wanted for culpable homicide, ended the eight day siege on his house after he surrendered to the police on Friday, January 4.
Senator Dino Melaye outside the office of the DSS in Abuja. Photo source: Channels TV
The police claimed Melaye and others attacked police personnel, shot and wounded SGT Danjuma Saliu on stop and search duty along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state called on the Nigeria Police Force to immediately release the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye.
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The party during an emergency meeting held at the Iyah-Gbede residence of General David Jemibewon (rtd.) described the detention of Melaye as an “unabated intimidation”.
The PDP in a statement signed by the chairman of the Kogi West, Taiwo Kola-Ojo, said Melaye would be returned to the Senate whether he campaigns or not.
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