The media aide to embattled senator Dino Melaye,Gideon Ayodele has said that his principal is currently at the Police Medical Centre in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, hours after a magistrate remanded the senator in police custody.
Gideon also disclosed that the senator’s lawyers would file fundamental rights enforcement at the Federal High Court, Lokoja, on Friday morning.
He said the lawyers believe the decision to remand Mr Melaye in police custody was flawed.
He noted that the team would spare no effort in ensuring that Melaye does not spend six weeks in custody as ruled by Magistrate Sulyman Abdullah.
“It is important that we approach the Federal High Court tomorrow morning,” Ayodele added.
The police arraigned Mr Melaye before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lokoja on Thursday on seven counts of criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearms.
Sulyman Abdullah, a senior magistrate in his ruling said Melaye should be remanded in police custody till June 11 but the Inspector-General of Police must provide essentials for his health.