The Police has revealed how a re-enforced team of personnel, rearrested Senator Dino Melaye on a hospital bed.
According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Jimoh Moshood, the Senator representing Kogi West was being driven to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, when he jumped out of a moving vehicle.
He alleged that his (Melaye’s) escape was facilitated by some suspected “miscreants”, who he claimed, had blocked the Lokoja-bound movement with 2 Toyota Hilux vehicles.
Moshood, however, noted that through re-enforcement, policemen were able to trail the embattled lawmaker to Zankli hospital in Abuja, where he was rearrested.
“At about 1200Hrs of today Sen. Dino Melaye 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 Policemen by hoodlums and miscreants to an unknown destination”, Moshood said.
According to him: ” The Police team re-enforced and trailed Senator Dino Melaye to Zankli Hospital, Abuja where he was re-arrested. The Senator would be arraigned in court without further delay.
“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.
“The Inspector General of Police has therefore directed a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the rescue and escape of Senator Dino Melaye from lawful custody.” (New Telegraph)