Saraki, Senators Visit Dino Melaye In National Hospital

Doris Richards
April 26, 2018

On Wednesday, April 25, Saraki led a team of senators to visit Melaye in the hospital, where dozens of policemen were stationed to secure the Kogi senator.

"He is being monitored and we continue to pray for him that he fully recovers from his predicament".

Mr Melaye said he had obtained a court order for the criminal case that police have against him to be tried in Abuja, saying he his life would be in danger in Kogi.

However, the delegation later held a meeting with the Management of the National Hospital. We should face the issue.

Regardless, Saraki later visited the hospital in company with 40 senators to see Melaye. He said efforts by him to get the police boss to discuss the security situation in the country had failed. He is in intensive care. He is stable for now. We are trying to resolve that. He is on fluids and cardiologist and all specialists have seen him.


There had been reports that Melaye went into coma.

According to a photograph circulating online, Melaye was handcuffed to the hospital bed. It was unbelievable and unimaginable to ever think that a day will come when senators will not be allowed to visit their colleague who is in chains in the hospital.

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. The instruction that was left by the Police is that only Senator Abu Ibrahim and Senator Kaka are permitted to see him. "I'm not a medical Doctor or a Nurse to conclude whether that means "stable or not".

"Everything must be done to ensure the safety of Melaye while in custody of the Police". Police spokesperson Jimoh Moshood did not respond to PREMIUM TIMES' request for comments about the dispute over the senator's feeding.

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. Click any of these buttons below!

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