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Dino Melaye secretly moved out of hospital, sources allege



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There are indications that the Police may have secretly moved embattled senator Dino Melaye from the Police hospital in Garki where he has been receiving treatment since his arrest last week to an unknown location.

Recall that Melaye, who is representing Kogi West in the upper legislative house surrendered to the police following a siege to his Abuja residence which lasted for about eight days.

The police have accused Melaye of culpable homicide and alleged that his supporters shot one Danjuma Saliu, a police officer, in Kogi state on July 19.

According to a reliable source, Melaye is being moved contrary to the advice of some “medical experts”. Although the senator has been in the hospital since his arrest, the police have said he is fit to stand trial.

The source said there is a probability that he is being taken to Lokoja despite the fact that “the Kogi judiciary is on strike”.

“Experts at the police hospital told them [police] to take him to a better hospital. They are taking him to an unknown destination and it is against medical advice,” the source said.

“If it is Lokoja they are taking him to, the Kogi state judiciary is actually on strike. They may just arrange for one judge who will listen to them and will remand him in prison indefinitely and that will go beyond election time.”

Another source said: “Police stormed Melaye’s hospital today and they have taken to him an undisclosed location. Nobody knows where they are taking him to.”

If the police are successful, it will be the eighth time Melaye will be arraigned in court.

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