The Police have said that it had obtained a warrant to keep Senator Dino Melaye in its custody for 14 days.

Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, explained that the warrant was obtained from the Federal Capital Territory High Court on January 9, 2019, to enable the police to investigate Mr Melaye for criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide.

He disclosed in a statement in Abuja on Friday that Melaye was moved from the Police Clinic, Abuja, to DSS medical facility due to complaints from the senator that he was unwell.

“The Police medical team at the Police Hospital certified that Melaye is well and healthy to stand trial after treating him.

“However, due to complaints from Senator Melaye that he is not well, the Police Investigation Team has taken him this afternoon (Friday) to another government hospital, DSS Medical Facility in Abuja for further medical attention.

“The Police Investigation Team obtained a 14-day remand warrant from the FCT High Court on January 9 to keep Senator Melaye in Police custody for investigation into the case of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide against him till January 23, 2019,” the statement read.

The force denied reports that the operatives who evacuated the lawmaker were masked.