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Police get 14-day warrant to keep Melaye in custody

Dino Melaye

The Nigeria Police Force, on Friday, said it has obtained a 14-day warrant from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to keep Melaye in custody.

A statement by police spokesman DCP Jimoh Moshood said Melaye is under investigation and currently in Police custody on a 14-day remand warrant obtained from the Court on 9th January, 2019.

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He said Melaye was being investigated for the offence of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide, committed on 19th July, 2018, when Melaye and his armed thugs attacked Police personnel, shot and wounded SGT Danjuma Saliu on stop and search duty along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi State, has been taken to another Government hospital for further medical attention.

He said: “The Police Investigation Team obtained a Fourteen-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.

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“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,” the police statement said.

Dino Melaye was arrested last week after police laid siege on his home in Maitama, Abuja, for eight days.

He was moved from the Police hospital in Garki to the Department of State Services Clinic in Abuja on Friday evening.

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