Senate president, Bukola Saraki, led other senators to the Intensive Care Unit of the National Trauma Centre, National Hospital, Abuja to visit Melaye who is on admission at the hospital.

The Senate had cut short plenary on Wednesday over the arrest and detention of the Kogi West lawmaker by the police.

Saraki who spoke to journalists at the hospital after the visit, said the senator is stable and no longer on handcuffs.

"After the sitting of the Senate today, we decided to come here because for 24 hours, we have not heard or known the state of Senator Dino.

“We are happy that we have seen him. He is in intensive care. He is stable for now. He has not eaten for the past 24 hours. We are trying to resolve that. He is on fluids and he has been seen by a cardiologist and all specialists.

“He also has a lot of underlying issues. He is asthmatic. So, we are a bit concerned.

“By now we thank God he is stable. He is being monitored and we continue to pray for him that he fully recovers from his predicament,” he said.

A picture had gone viral on Tuesday, showing the senator on a stretcher and on handcuffs.

The Senate also summoned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to appear before it on Thursday plenary by 11am to explain the role of the police on the matter.


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