In a statement, DSS spokesman Peter Afunanya denied that its men abducted Melaye from the police hospital. He said the abduction story was far from the truth.
He said Senator Dino Melaye has been moved from the Police Clinic in Area 1, Garki, Abuja to DSS medical facility in the city in order to give the Senator Dino a deserved medical attention.
“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 9th January, 2019. The aim of bringing him to the Service’s facility is to complement Police efforts in giving the Senator a deserved medical attention.
“Consequently, the Service, in line with medical ethics and spirit of inter-agency cooperation, accepted him. This clarification has become necessary in order to address the false allegation that hooded men suspected to be DSS operatives abducted the Senator from the Police hospital”.