IGP redeploys Kogi police commissioner over escape of high profile suspects

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate deployment of Kogi State Police Commissioner, Ali Janga, following the escape of two suspects from police custody in Lokoja.

Also redeployed from the state are the commander of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the state, as well as, the divisional police officer of the police station from where the suspects escaped.

Force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement, also said that other police officers implicated in the escape due to negligence, dereliction of duty and unethical conduct, are also to leave the state command.

Moshood said that all the officers are facing disciplinary actions.

Meanwhile, police in Kogi State have declared Senator Dino Melaye wanted for allegedly supplying arms to a criminal gang which has been terrorizing the state.

Melaye was declared wanted along with Mohammed Audu, the son of the state’s former governor late Abubakar Audu, who escaped from police custody.

The state police commissioner, Ali Janga, who announced this in a statement, said the suspects, Kabiru Seidu and Nuhu Salisu, named the senator, as supplying them with arms.

The 13 police officers on duty at the ‘A’ police division headquarters in Lokoja, when the suspects escaped had been detained, while the names of the fleeing suspects sent to Interpol.

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