Main reason Dino Melaye forced way out of police vehicle — Ben Bruce
Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, jumped from a police vehicle final week as a result of he was repeatedly tear-gassed by officers, one of his Senate colleagues, Ben Murray-Bruce, has stated.
Mr Murray-Bruce, representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, stated he visited Mr Melaye on the hospital on Monday and was not pleased with the situation he met him.
“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!” Mr Murray-Bruce stated.
Police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, didn’t reply to PREMIUM TIMES request for feedback about Mr Murray-Bruce’s allegation Monday afternoon.
Mr Melaye jumped out of a shifting police vehicle final Tuesday in a bid to flee being taken to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, to face trial for a slew of felony allegations.
The senator was taken to the National Hospital by the police who’ve continued to watch him on his sickbed till he can be sturdy sufficient to be pushed to Lokoja for trial.
Mr Melaye has stated he must be tried in Abuja, fearing he may very well be harmed in Kogi the place his political arch rival, Yahaya Bello, is governor.
The police, nonetheless, insisted that Mr Melaye’s case can be tried in Lokoja the place the offences had been allegedly dedicated.
Although he has been on the hospital since Tuesday, the senator survived an try to recall him by his political opponents in Kogi State on Saturday when solely 5 per cent of registered voters turned out for an train that required at the least 51 per cent of registered voters.