Senator Ben Bruce has urged police to invite a third party to ascertain the true state of Melaye’s health instead of assuming that the senator was faking being sick.
According to Bruce, the police was being a judge in it’s own cause by simply alleging that the Kogi West senator was faking his ailment instead of calling an objective third party to examine the suspect.
Melaye was arrested on Saturday by police after he willingly surrendered to police after an 8-day siege on his residence in Abuja. The senator reportedly collapsed on the floor upon unlocking the door of his house to meet police.
Police had taken the lawmaker to a police clinic and informed Nigerians via tweet on their Twitter handle, that Melaye, was stable and nothing wrong.
It will be recalled that Senator Melaye had jumped off a moving police van, early 2018, while he was being taking by police to face trial. Melaye had alleged that he was almost assassinated on his was from Abuja to Lokoja to face trial on allegations bothering on dealing on arms but ran into a forest and his atop a tree for hours to escape from his assailants.
Melaye had also alleged severally that his life was in danger, and the recent one being that there was a ploy by Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police to get in arrested then inject him to death with a lethal substance.
There is a plan by the IG to arrest me today and inject me to death. Men deployed already. CP kogi and others removed. Nigerians watch out.
— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) December 25, 2018
Ben Bruce however wrote that police should do an objective examination on Melaye’s health rather that assume was faking it
Rather than the police being the judge and jury in their own case with Dino Melaye, why don’t we get an objective third party medical examiner to examine Dino to determine whether he is really ill or faking as the Police allege?
Rather than the @PoliceNG being the judge and jury in their own case with @dino_melaye, why don’t we get an objective third party medical examiner to examine Dino to determine whether he is really ill or faking as the Police allege?
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) January 7, 2019