Shehu Sani was among the lawmakers who visited Senator Dino Melaye at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Afterwards, Sani said Melaye couldn’t even open his mouth to speak.
Melaye was hospitalized after sustaining injuries when he jumped off a moving police van in a bid to evade arrest.
The senator was being conveyed to Kogi by the police for arraignment.
The senator has been in the custody of the police all week for charges bordering on illegal possession of firearms and false testimony.
He was stopped from boarding a flight to Morocco on Monday, April 23, 2018.
“I was among the few senators allowed into the intensive care unit of the National Hospital to see distinguished Senator Dino”, Sani said.
“He was not on handcuffs but on drips. He was barely able to speak and his neck was bandaged. I’m not a medical doctor or a nurse to conclude whether that means ‘stable or not’. That is the truth.”