Dino Melaye collapses in police custody, moved to hospital

I heard Melaye threatening to kill himself, implicate police –Witness
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Senator Dino Melaye has been moved to hospital for immediate medical attention after he collapsed while in police custody.

Melaye who is representing Kogi West Senatorial District surrendered to the police on Friday after the police laid siege to his house for eight days.

Confirming his movement to a hospital, the spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, said his condition was stable.

He said Melaye was taken to the hospital after he was interrogated by a police team probing his alleged involvement in the shooting of a policeman by thugs in his convoy in Kogi State.

In the statement he issued, Moshood said the policeman shot by the thug in the convoy of Melaye was yet to recover.

According to him, he was still under intensive care in the hospital.

His words:  “The Police Officer, Sgt. Danjuma Saliu, is yet to recover from the gunshot injury he sustained during the attack and still under intensive medical care in the hospital.

“The Police Investigation Team had since 28th December, 2018 at about 1000hrs arrived the residence of Senator Dino Melaye with a duly obtained Warrant of Arrest to effect his arrest to answer to a case of Criminal Conspiracy and Attempted Culpable Homicide against him under investigation in the Kogi State Police Command.  Senator Dino Melaye on sighting the Police Team locked up himself in the building to evade arrest.

“The Warrant of Arrest was obtained after Senator Dino Melaye refused to honour Police invitation dated 23rd July, 2018, signed by the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command addressed to the Clerk, National Assembly, Abuja, inviting Senator Dino Melaye to report on 26th July, 2018 at 1100Hrs at the Kogi State Police Command, CIID, Lokoja to answer to a case of Criminal Conspiracy and Attempted Culpable Homicide against him under investigation in the Kogi State Police Command.

“The Police Investigation Team cordoned off the building and continued to be in wait for eight days for Senator Dino Melaye to obey the law and surrender himself for arrest. Melaye finally surrendered at 15.00 hours today.

“Investigation into the case of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide against him is on-going. The case will be taken to court on completion of investigation.”