Men of the Nigeria Police have moved Senator Dino Melaye out of hospital in an ambulance marked NPF 221 D. The unconscious senator was moved out at about 9:21pm by men of the Nigeria Police on a stretcher into a police ambulance and driven to National Hospital, Abuja for further medical attention.
The medical doctors at the Zanklin Hospital Abuja, who had certified the unconscious senator unfit to be moved out of the private hospital were arrested by the men of the police that visited, led by the FCT Commissioner, Mr Sadiq Bello.
ACP Jimoh Moshood Force PRO, Force Head Quarters, Abuja in a statement said ‘the Inspector General of Police has ordered a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the rescue and escape of Melaye from police custody.
Jimoh Moshood said that Dino Melaye on Tuesday at about 12 noon while in lawful custody of the Nigeria Police Force and being taken for arraignment in Federal High Court, Lokoja from Abuja, escaped from lawful custody when hoodlums and miscreants in Two (2) Toyota Hilux Vehicles blocked the Police vehicle conveying Senator Dino Melaye around Area 1 Round About, Abuja and in the process the Senator jumped out of the Police vehicle through the window and was rescued from the Police men by hoodlums and miscreants to an unknown destination.
Senator Dino Melaye’s younger brother who was with him at the hospital was also arrested by the police.
He further said that the Police team re-enforced and trailed Senator Dino Melaye to Zankli Hospital, Abuja where he was re-arrested. The senator he said would be arraigned in court once he gains consciousness.
Meanwhile, one of the Toyota Hilux vehicles used by the hoodlums and miscreants in aiding the escape of the Senator has been recovered by the Police investigation team.
On Monday about 15 fully armed policemen , laid siege to the Abuja residence of Sen. Dino Melaye. The armed men barricaded the street leading to the lawmaker’s house on Sangha Street, Maitama, Abuja.