The Nigeria Police Tuesday went berserk over Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi west, deployed several of its men to rearrest the lawmaker even in his hospital bed at Zankli Medical Center in Abuja.
Melaye landed in the hospital after he allegedly jumped out of a moving vehicle on Tuesday afternoon.
He had earlier been arrested by the police but attempted to escape.
A statement sent from the police said thugs had blocked their vehicle and prevented them from taking the Senator to court in Kogi.
Police spokesman Jimoh Moshood, said in the statement that, “At about 12pm of today (Tuesday), Sen. Dino Melaye while in lawful custody of the Nigeria police force and being taken for arraignment in federal high court, Lokoja from Abuja, escaped from lawful custody when hoodlums and miscreants in two Toyota hilux vehicles blocked the police vehicle conveying Senator Dino Melaye around Area 1 roundabout, Abuja and in the process the senator jumped out of the police vehicle through the window and was rescued from the police men by hoodlums and miscreants to an unknown destination.
“The police team re-enforced and trailed Senator Dino Melaye to Zankli Hospital, Abuja where he was re-arrested. The senator would be arraigned in court without further delay.
“Meanwhile, one of the Toyota hilux vehicles used by the hoodlums and miscreants in aiding the escape of the senator has been recovered by the police investigation team. The inspector general of police has therefore directed a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the rescue and escape of Senator Dino Melaye from lawful custody.”
As of the time this report was filed, the police had not taken the senator away from the hospital because he was still being treated.
Sources at the hospital told TheCable that the security operatives had taken custody of the room he is in.
Movement is being restricted in some parts of the hospital.