Senator Dino Melaye, a senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district and a member of the People’s Democratic Party has been under investigation by the police for Criminal Conspiracy and Attempted Culpable Homicide.
After he was arrested from his premises in Abuja sometime last week, he was taken to a hospital due to his health status which seemed very delicate. Few days later, social media was alight with news of his ‘kidnap’ by masked policemen to be dumped unceremoniously somewhere.
However, the police released an official statement on Twitter that he has been taken to another government hospital for further medical attention. The compromising picture of him lying on the floor is said to be due to his refusal to enter the DSS hospital.
Melaye was filed before the Abuja Federal High Court after the police found a pump-action gun while conducting a search in his house in Kogi State last year July. This is an offence according to the Firearms Act of the Constitution.
The police listed eight witnesses who were present at the time of the search. Dino Melaye is expected to be arraigned sometime later this year.