Masked Policemen Whisk Away Dino Melaye from Garki Hospital
BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
Masked policemen on Friday reportedly stormed the Police Clinic in Garki, Abuja, whisked away Senator Dino Melaye the representative of Kogi West Senatorial District in the Nigerian Senate.
It was learnt that the policemen planned to take Dino to Lokoja, Kogi State, for interrogation over the alleged shooting of one Sgt. Danjuma Aliyu by suspected political thugs loyal to him.
But following public outcry, a source said, the policemen moved the lawmaker to the Department of State Services’ medical facility along Airport Road, Abuja.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, confirmed Dino’s evacuation to DSS Clinic in Abuja to it in a telephone interview on Friday.
The Senator had claimed in an interview with journalists on Monday that he was not fit to travel to Lokoja where the case of culpable homicide was being investigated by the Kogi State Police Command.
He had requested to be transferred to Alliance Hospital or the National Hospital, Abuja, for better treatment; but the Police had rejected the idea, stating that the lawmaker was getting the right treatment at the Police clinic.
Melaye, who has been having a running battle with the Force, was rushed to the Police clinic for medical attention after he slumped last week Friday.
Before he was moved to the clinic after slumping, the lawmaker had barricaded himself in his house in Maitama, Abuja, for eight days, vowing never to give himself up for arrest. He however, submitted himself when his colleagues who visited him accompanied to force headquarters.