Senator Dino Melaye has claimed that he has been denied access to food and
family members for more than 24 hours.
The Kogi state senator is receiving medical treatment at National Hospital in Abuja after he reportedly jumped out of a moving police van on Tuesday, April 24. In a tweet on Wednesday, April 25, Melaye claimed he has not been allowed access to his lawyers as well.
The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, April 25, ended its plenary session early to enable lawmakers to visit their colleague, Senator Dino Melaye.
The lawmakers, took turns at the plenary to condemn the police for what they termed as inhuman treatment of Melaye by security operatives. Oluremi Tinubu while deliberating on the incident moved a motion that the Senate adjourn plenary to immediately go in search of the Kogi state senator.
Tinubu’s suggestion followed several accounts of earlier speakers that they were turned back while attempting to visit Melaye at the hospital.
Senate president, Bukola Saraki, said that Senator Melaye has been in intensive unit and has not eaten in 24 hours. Saraki said this shortly after vising the Kogi senator at the National Hospital on Wednesday, April 25, in Abuja.