BREAKING: Again, Police Set To Forcefully Move Melaye To Lokoja With Helicopter


BY James Badmus

The authorities of the Nigeria Police has perfected plan to move the Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, to Lokoja to face trial over alleged illegal firearms possession and arming of political thugs, even when the case is billed for hearing in Abuja as directed by the acting chief judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Kafarati.

Save for last-minute change of plan, Melaye will be ferried to the Kogi State capital tomorrow Wednesday in a police helicopter after same attempt to transport the popular lawmaker to Lokoja last week Tuesday failed.

Melaye is currently admitted at the National Hospital Abuja after sustaining injuries while resisting his forced movement to Lokoja by the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), saying he had been marked for assasination.

He is the first Nigerian lawmaker to survive a recall move, which was apparently instigated and heavily  financed by the Kogi State government.

Releiable sources at the Nigeria Police headquarters in Abuja said the plan to take Melaye to Lokoja for the second time will take place tomorrow and the means have changed from land transport to air transport for "security reasons".

It was gathered that the latest move by the Police is contrary to medical advice from the authorities of the National Hospital in Abuja, a similar scenario that played out last Tuesday night at Zankli Hospital where Melaye was initially hospitalised, a development which led to the arrest of a medical doctor and Melaye's younger brother.

Sources at the hospital confided in our reporter that Melaye is not medically fit to be taken away to any location for now.

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