President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has stated that his colleague representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye is currently in a stable condition at the National Hospital, and is not in handcuffs.
Saraki made this known to newsmen after visiting the hospitalised senator on Wednesday. Melaye on Tuesday jumped out of a moving police vehicle to resist being taken to Lokoja, an act which landed him in hospital.
The delegation of senators led by the Senate President arrived at the National Hospital at about 1:30 pm. The visit to Melaye at the trauma centre of the hospital lasted about an hour.
Afterwards, Saraki, a medical doctor, stated that the Kogi lawmaker was receiving proper treatment.
He said, “After the sitting at the Senate today, we resolved to come here because over 24 hours we have not heard or know about the state of senator Dino.
“We’ve just seen him and he is in intensive care. He’s stable for now. We know he hasn’t eaten for the last 24 hours, we are trying to resolve that, he’s on fluids and he’s being seen by cardiologists, by all specialists.
“As you know he has other (health) issues, he’s asthmatic. We are a bit concerned but for now. We thank God he’s stable. We want to thank the management of the National Hospital, the professional and medical staff for what they’ve been able to do.
“As for now, he’s stable, he’s being monitored. We’ll continue to pray for him that he continues to recover.”
On whether Melaye was handcuffed in his hospital bed as reported in a section of the media, he said, “he’s not in handcuff”.