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Dogara, House leaders visit Dino Melaye at National Hospital (photo)

Dogara, House leaders visit Dino Melaye at National Hospital (photo)

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday, May 8, led other leaders and members of the House to visit embattled senator, Dino Melaye, at the National Hospital Abuja.

Dogara accompanied by his deputy, Yusuf Lasun; Deputy Minority Leader, Binta Bello; and other members were received by the former speaker of the House, Patricia Etteh, and the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Jaf Momoh.

Dogara, House leaders visit Dino Melaye at National Hospital (photo)

Speaker of the House, Hon Yakubu Dogara, consoling senator Dino Melaye at the National hospital while deputy speaker Yusuff Lasun and former House Speaker Patricia Etteh look on. Credit: Premium Times

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Melaye, who is reportedly asthmatic, is receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit, Trauma Centre of the National hospital.

The lawmaker developed complications after he was allegedly teargassed by police officers conveying him to Lokoja, Kogi state to stand trial on criminal allegations last week.

Meanwhile, the Speaker prayed God to grant Melaye quick recovery . previously reported that the leadership of the National Assembly on Monday, May 7, reported Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris to President Muhammadu Buhari for his failure to appear before the Senate for the second time over the issue of Senator Melaye.

Senate president Bukola Saraki and Dogara confirmed this development to State House correspondents on Monday, May 7, after a closed door meeting with the president in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Saraki said they raised the issue of Senator Melaye to the president because of the refusal of the IGP to honour Senate’s invitations.

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