DSS denies abducting Melaye

The Department of State Services has denied that its operatives abducted Senator Dino Melaye on Friday from the police clinic in Abuja.

The Department of State Services has denied that its operatives abducted Senator Dino Melaye on Friday from the police clinic in Abuja.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the service, Peter Afunanya, said the police brought Melaye to its medical facility, also in Abuja.
“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 Melaye was abducted by the service.
He said: “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.”
Afunanya explained that the Service accepted him in line with medical ethics and spirit of inter-agency cooperation.
The spokesman said the clarification became necessary to address the allegation that hooded men suspected to be DSS operatives abducted him from the Police hospital.
“The DSS, therefore, reiterates and assures the public of its commitment to professionalism and respect for human rights in its operational engagements,” he said.
Also, Force Spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood had earlier explained in a statement that Melaye was moved to the DSS facility in Abuja for further medical attention.
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