The Nigeria Police have perfected plans to move the embattled senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye, to Lokoja to face trial.

He is alleged to be involved in illegal firearms possession and arming of political thugs.

Melaye might be flown to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital on Wednesday or Thursday in a police helicopter after same attempt to transport the embattled lawmaker by road to Lokoja last Tuesday failed.


Melaye is currently admitted at the National Hospital Abuja after sustaining injuries while resisting his forced movement to Lokoja by the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

It was gathered that the latest move by the police is contrary to medical advice from the authorities of the National Hospital in Abuja, a similar scenario that played out last Tuesday night at Zankli Hospital where Melaye was initially hospitalised, a development which led to the arrest of a medical doctor and Melaye’s younger brother.

Sources at the hospital say Melaye is not medically fit to be taken away to any location for now.

The senator had earlier cried out that some people want to assassinate him for the crime he did not commit.

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