Melaye is now at the intensive unit of the National Hospital, Abuja, after he allegedly jumped off a police vehicle while being transported to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital to face criminal charges. He is stable for now.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, from Lagos State, has warned lawmakers against linking the travails of embattled Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
"He also has a lot of underlying issues".
Okun Development Initiative (ODI), a socio-cultural group in Kogi state, has asked the police to respect the fundamental human rights of Dino Melaye in the course of their investigation. We tried to see him but the police left instruction that only Senator Abu Ibrahim and Senator Baba Kaka Garbai are allowed to see him.
"We are about to start elections and these are the kind of excesses that those that are supposed to be responsible to provide law and order it is of great concern in this country".
In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said Since the emergence of the current leadership of the Senate outside the preference of the APC and the executive arm, the Senate has been under attack while senators who show support for the leadership are being hounded and harassed by agents of the executive. We'll continue to pray for him that he continues to recover.
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On whether Melaye was still handcuffed, Saraki said: "No, he is not in handcuffs."The senator was handcuffed and taken away on a stretcher from Zankli Hospital, Abuja to the National Hospital on Tuesday night".
On whether he is still on handcuffs, Saraki said: "No, he is not on handcuffs". He is in intensive care. He has not eaten for the past 24 hours.
The NAH spokesman, Dr. Tayo Haastrup, confirmed on Wednesday that Melaye was still receiving treatment, adding that he could not provide information on his health.
"We also heard there was insistence to remove him from the National Hospital and I think the hospital insisted that there must be an undertaking and nobody is willing to sign", he told lawmakers.
After criminal suspects Kabiru Saidu, a.k.a Osama, and Nuhu Salisu, a.k.a Small, were arrested at Ogojueje in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State on January 19, 2018, they confessed to the police that Melaye hired them to cause unrest in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections.