‘We didn’t abduct Dino Melaye’ – DSS explains

On Friday night, the Department of State
Services(DSS) confirmed that Senator Dino
Melaye has been moved from the Police Clinic
in Area 1, Garki, Abuja to its own medical
facility in the city.
In a statement, the DSS denied that its men
abducted Melaye from the police
hospital. DSS spokesman Peter Afunanya, said
the abduction story was far from the truth.
“The fact is that it was the Police that
brought him to the DSS facility after
obtaining a 14-day detention warrant
with effect from 9th January, 2019.
The aim of bringing him to the
Service’s facility is to complement
Police efforts in giving the Senator a
deserved medical attention.
“Consequently, the Service, in line with
medical ethics and spirit of inter-
agency cooperation, accepted him.
This clarification has become
necessary in order to address the
false allegation that hooded men
suspected to be DSS operatives
abducted the Senator from the Police
hospital”.
Melaye was arrested in connection with the
shooting of a police officer in Kogi state in
July. He surrendered to the police after a
week of being holed up in his house in Abuja.

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