The police have confirmed the movement of Senator Dino Melaye to the medical facility of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja.
Melaye who represents Kogi West was earlier on Friday whisked away from the Police Clinic in Abuja.
While confirming the development, the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said the lawmaker was taken from the Police Clinic to another government-owned medical facility after the senator and the police disagreed about his fitness to face trial.
According to Moshood who spoke with Channels TV, the police have obtained a warrant of arrest to detain the lawmaker.
He added that the police got the warrant from a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to keep Senator Melaye for 14 days, which started from Wednesday, January 9.
“On the 9th of January, 2019 we got a High Court Remand Warrant to keep him in police custody for fourteen days.
“The police medical team at our facility examined him and concluded that he was okay to stand trial but he is insisting that he is not okay; that is why we are taking him to another government hospital,” Jimoh added.
“Senator Melaye outside the DSS office after he allegedly refused to be admitted into the DSS clinic.
“He has been taken to the DSS hospital and he will be returned to us after their medical examination because he does not have any case with SSS.
“He only a case with the police and we are going to take him to court within the period covered by the Remand Warrant.
“He will be taken to court within the period because the Remand Warrant is from an FCT High court, which gives us the permission to keep him in police custody for 14 days.
“He was only taken to their (SSS) hospital, he is not in their custody.
“Our people have examined him and we want another government hospital to also examine him and give a medical opinion.”
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