GROUNDBREAKING: No More Hiding Place For Senator Dino Melaye, As IGP, Ibrahim Idris, Takes Final Decision

By Amako Nneji April 5, 2018 12:51

GROUNDBREAKING: No More Hiding Place For Senator Dino Melaye, As IGP, Ibrahim Idris, Takes Final Decision

Ali Janga, has been reinstated as the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, the State Police Command Spokesman, William Aya, has confirmed.

Aya told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lokoja, on Thursday, that Janga returned to office on Tuesday, on the order of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris.

He said that Janga was reinstated after meeting the one-week ultimatum given to him by the Inspector-General of Police to re-arrest the suspects who escaped from Police custody.

The Police Spokesman confirmed that all the six suspects that escaped from the Police custody on March 28, had been re-arrested.

Aya also said that 13 persons that aided the escape of the suspects, had been arrested in Lokoja.

According to him, those arrested are commercial tricycles operators that ferried the suspects to safety, after their escape, and the owners of the houses where they slept after their escape from custody.

He revealed that all the suspects would be charged to court after the conclusion of the investigation.

Janga had on March 28, announced that six suspects, including Kabiru Seidu a.k.a Osama, and Nuhu Salisu, who had named Senator Dino Melaye as their gun supplier, escaped from Police custody, in Lokoja.

Following the incident, the IGP removed Janga as the State Commissioner of Police, and named Sunday Ogbu as his replacement.

Aya said the 13 Policemen that were on duty on the day of the incident had gone to the Police Headquarters for interrogation as directed by the IGP, saying that they had started returning to their duty posts.