Dino Melaye is a Nigerian Politician, a senator and member of the 8th National Assembly, representing Kogi West Senatorial district. He is currently the chairman senate committee in Federal Capital Territory(FCT) and a member of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP).
Earlier, Dino Melaye and his group was accused of involving in a criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide, committed on 19th July, 2018. It is alleged that he and his armed thugs attacked Police Personnel, shot and wounded Sergeant Danjuma Saliu on stop-and-search duty, while on duty in on Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi State. Danjuma is yet to recover from the gunshot injury he sustained and still under intensive medical care in the hospital.
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The police laid a siege to Dino’s Resident in Abuja for eight days. He refused handing himself in, not until the police had cut the power and water supplies to his property. After hide and seek game with the police officers, Dino surrendered himself at his residence in Abuja on 4th January, 2019. On surrendering, he slumped and was taken to the Police headquarters but on arrival, he was found weak and could not walk himself. It has been confirmed that Dino has been moved to another government hospital, DSS Medical facility in Abuja for further medical attention.
The police investigation team obtained a 14 days Remand Warrant from the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) High Court 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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