- Founder of the Yoruba militia organisation, OPC, Frederick Fasehun has condemned arraignment Senator Dino Melaye by the police on a hospital stretcher
- Fasehun also warned against senator Melaye dying in prison
- He, however, noted that the action is unacceptable
Founder of the Yoruba militia organisation, Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Frederick Fasehun, on Sunday, May 6, warned the the federal government that Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi west must not die in detention.
Guardian reports that the OPC chieftain also condemned his arraignment by the Nigeria Police on a hospital stretcher.
Faseun, who made this known in a statement described the act as a gross violation of human rights by the President Buhari’s administration.
According to him: “By transporting Melaye on a stretcher from Abuja for arraignment in Lokoja, Kogi State, the IGP is behaving like a Gestapo police chief in Adolf Hitler’s Germany.
“That action is unacceptable. It is man’s inhumanity against man. The distinguished Senator’s arraignment in a stretcher is degrading, dehumanising and draconian, and deserves universal condemnation by all right-thinking persons.”
Fasehun said whoever is maltreating the senator could only hide under the cover of this regime.
He said such person would surely account for this gross misdeed not only to Nigerians, but also the international community.
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He commended Melaye’s contributions at plenary which, he described as bold, energetic, researched, cerebral and oratorical.
According to OPC founder: “It was clear that the police were mishandling and maltreating the Senator as part of an ongoing script designed to silence the opposition.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Senator Melaye arrived Lokoja, Kogi state for his appearance in court later today, Thursday, May 3.
Melaye was conveyed to the state in an ambulance by the police authorities.
The senator who is presently at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) office in the north-central state is under the guard of armed policemen Federal High Court.
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