Several medical tests carried out on Senator Dino Melaye shown that he is hale and healthy, and is just feigning ill-health, said police spokesman, Mr. Moshood Jimoh, in an interview with The Nation where the police chief explained the rationale behind the transfer of the Peoples Democratic Party chieftain to the DSS medical facility.
Jimoh told the paper: “The police medical team at our facility examined him and concluded that he was okay to stand trial but he is insisting that he is not okay; that is why we are taking him to another government hospital.
“He has been taken to the DSS hospital and he will be returned to us after their medical examination because he does not have any case with SSS. He has a case with the police and we are going to take him to court within the period covered by the remand warrant.
“He will be taken to court within the 14-day period because the remand warrant is from an FCT High Court which gives us the permission to keep him in police custody for 14 days.
“He was only taken to their (SSS) hospital, he is not in their custody.”