Few days ago, there were reports that Senator Dino Melaye who was being transported to a SARS facility jumped from the police van. Photos of injuries he sustained also surfaced, however Senator Ben Bruce has stepped in to explain what really happened.
Senator Ben who disclosed that he just met Dino Melaye who is currently being treated at the National Hospital, said that Dino Melaye who is ashmatic was gassed by the police which made him force his way out of the police van.
Ben Bruce’s tweet reads;
‘Just met with Dino Melaye. Very sad to hear what transpired. Dino is asthmatic, yet while in transit, the police gassed him & he could barely breathe. Second time they gassed him, he had to force his way out of the vehicle. Dino literally escaped death. SAD!’
This is coming after Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, gave reasons why he did not honour the summons of the Senate. Mr Idris, in a statement by the police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, also cautioned the Senate not to trivialise the travails of one of its members, Dino Melaye.
The Senate asked Mr Idris to appear before it on Wednesday to explain the treatment of Dino Melaye, a senator who was arrested by the police. Although the police chief did not appear, he sent a deputy inspector general police, who was however refused by the lawmakers from representing his boss.
Mr Melaye is currently in intensive care at the National Hospital after he allegedly jumped off a police vehicle while being taken to Kogi State after his arrest by the police. The police accused the senator of criminal conspiracy and funding criminals, who allegedly confessed when arrested.
Mr Melaye had denied the allegations and also said he wants to be tried in Abuja, because he believes the police and the Kogi State Government have a plot to kill him in the state.