Senate Summons Inspector General of Police To Appear Before It On Thursday Over Maltreatment Of Dino, Shuts Down Plenary

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The Senate arm of the National Assembly on Wednesday, unanimously resolved to summon the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr Ibrahim Idris to brief the chamber on why Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye was maltreated by the police.

In similar vein, the Senate also shuts down plenary for all Senators to visit Dino Melaye at the National Hospital, Abuja, where he is presently receiving medical treatment.

The lawmakers, some of whom were emotional, took turns at the plenary on Wednesday to condemn the police for what they termed as inhuman treatment of Melaye by security operatives.

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, decried that he had not been able to reach the IG since 48 hours, describing it as an insult to the legislature.

Saraki told the lawmakers that he had sent a delegation to the National Hospital Abuja where Melaye was being treated under the watch of policemen.

The Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, briefing the lawmakers on the visit‎, said the police and the hospital had not been feeding Melaye for fear of being implicated.

Na’Allah said the police and hospital’s management however asked that any volunteer could feed him, provided that they would taste from the food.

He said they were also told that an undertaking must be signed for Melaye’s discharge from the hospital for better treatment elsewhere.

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