The Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja, Nigeria have confirmed the movement of the Senator Dino Melaye to its medical facility.
The arrest was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood,
he explained that the lawmaker was indeed taken away from the Police Clinic to another government-owned medical facility after the senator and the police disagreed about his fitness to face trial.
Moshood revealed further that the police have obtained a warrant of arrest to detain the lawmaker.
According to him, the police secured the warrant from a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to keep Senator Melaye for 14 days, which started from Wednesday, January 9.
In their reaction, members of Senator Melaye’s family decried the treatment of the lawmaker after he was moved from the Police Clinic where he has been receiving treatment since last week.
They said they have not been told why he was taken to the medical facility of the DSS because he does not have a case with the security agency.