The police has said, contrary to speculations, it moved Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, to a different hospital out of care.
Melaye was earlier on Friday moved from the police hospital where he had been receiving treatment.
In a statement on Friday, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said Melaye was moved to a health facility of the Department of State Services (DSS) following complaints by the lawmaker that his health is not improving.
“Senator Dino Melaye was taken for medical attention at the Police Clinic, Abuja, after he surrendered himself for arrest on 4th January, 2019,” Moshood said in the statement.
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“The police medical team at the police hospital, Abuja certified that senator Dino Melaye is well and healthy to stand trial after treating him. However, due to the complaint from senator Dino Melaye that he is not well, the Police Investigation Team has taken him this afternoon 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 Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court on 9th January, 2019, to keep senator Dino Melaye in police custody for investigation into the case of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide against him till 23rd January, 2019.
“It is incorrect as reported in some sections of the media that senator Dino Melaye was moved by masked armed policemen to an undisclosed location and that his where about is unknown. 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.”