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We didn’t arrest Dino Melaye – DSS

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The Department of State Services has denied that its operatives abducted Sen . Dino Melaye as alleged in some media .A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the service , Mr Peter Afunanya , said that the police brought Dino to its medical facility .

“ The Service wishes to state that the information , as being misrepresented by sections of the media , is far from the truth , ” he said .

Afunanya added that there was no time Dino was abducted by the service .

“ The fact is that it was the Police that brought him to the DSS facility after obtaining a 14 – day detention warrant with effect from Jan . 9 .

“ The aim of bringing him to the Service ’ s facility is to complement Police efforts in giving the Senator a deserved medical attention , ” he said .

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He explained that the Service accepted him in line with medical ethics and spirit of inter – agency cooperation .

The spokesman said the clarification became necessary to address the allegation that hooded men suspected to be DSS operatives abducted him from the Police hospital .

“ The DSS , therefore , reiterates and assures the public of its commitment to professionalism and respect for human rights in its operational engagements , ” he said .

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Also , Force Spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood had earlier explained in a statement that Dino was moved to the DSS facility in Abuja , for further medical attention .

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Melaye collapsed after surrendering to the police who had laid an eight – day siege on his residence for allegedly failing to honour its invitation with regards to the accusation of attempted culpable homicide . ( NAN )

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