Police Claims There Was Warrant To Keep Dino Melaye For 2 Weeks


The Nigeria Police Force said it had obtained a warrant to keep embattled Senator Dino Melaye in its custody for 14 days .

The force spokesman , Jimoh Moshood, explained that the warrant which was obtained from the Federal Capital Territory High Court on January 9, 2019 , to enable the police to investigate Melaye for criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide .

He disclosed in a statement in Abuja on Friday that Melaye was moved from the Police Clinic , Abuja, to DSS medical facility due to complaints from the senator that he was unwell .


The statement said ,
“ The Police medical team at the Police Hospital certified that Melaye is well and healthy to stand trial after treating him. However , due to complaints from Senator Melaye that he is not well, the Police Investigation Team has taken him thisafternoon (Friday) to another government hospital , DSS Medical Facility in Abuja for further medical attention. The Police Investigation Team obtained a 14 – day remand warrant from the FCT High Court on January 9 to keep Senator Melaye in Police custody for investigation into the case of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide against him till January 23, 2019. ”

The force denied reports that the operatives who evacuated the lawmaker were masked.

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