The Police have obtained an order of the Federal Capital Territory High Court to detain Senator Dino Melaye for 14 days.
This was disclosed on Friday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, who also said Melaye had been moved to another facility, which is the clinic of the Department of State Services in Abuja.
According to earlier information, Melaye was moved from the Police Hospital in Abuja at about 2:15pm on Friday by masked security operatives.
In a statement on Friday, Moshood, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, said Melaye, who was accused of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide, committed on July 19, 2018, is being detained based on a court order.
Melaye, who allegedly with some armed thugs were accused of having attacked a Police personnel, shot and wounded Sergeant Danjuma Saliu, who was on stop and search duty along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi State, was said to have been taken to another government hospital for further medical attention.
He has been in detention Since January 4 when he voluntarily surrendered himself.
Moshood said further in the statement: “Senator Dino Melaye was taken for medical attention at the Police Clinic, Abuja, after he surrendered himself for arrest on 4th January, 2019. 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 Fourteen (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.
“Senator Dino Melaye will be prosecuted along with other suspects on completion of investigation.”