The ensuing drama between the Nigeria police and Senator Dino Melaye continues unabated as the Kogi West senator allegedly passed the night on the floor outside the building housing the Department of State Security Services (DSS) medical facility in Abuja.
Legit.ng had reported that Senator Melaye was whisked away from the Police Hospital in Abuja on Friday, January 11 and taken to the DSS facility.
According to Sahara Reporters, Senator Melaye had said he will not enter the DSS medical facility until he is told why he was moved from the Police Hospital in Abuja.
The police want Melaye to stand trial over allegations of his culpability in the attack of an officer in July 2018.
However, while the police insist that the lawmaker is medically fit to stand trial, Senator Melaye insists he needs more time to recuperate.
A police source cited by Sahara Reports said the Force will ignore his alleged feigned illness, and the senator may soon be taken to Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Department of State Services (DSS) denied that its operatives abducted Senator Melaye as alleged in some media.
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A statement by the public relations officer of the service, Peter Afunanya, said that the police brought Dino to its medical facility.
“The service wishes to state that the information, as being misrepresented by sections of the media, is far from the truth,” he said.
Afunanya added that there was no time Dino was abducted by the service.
“The fact is that it was the police that brought him to the DSS facility after obtaining a 14-day detention warrant with effect from January 9.
“The aim of bringing him to the service’s facility is to complement police efforts in giving the Senator a deserved medical attention,” he said.
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