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Escape of suspects in Dino Melaye’s case: IGP removes Kogi CP; Esa Sunday Ogbu takes over

IGP Idris

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, has ordered the removal of the Kogi State Commissioner of Police CP Ali Janga.

Dissatisfied with the circumstances surrounding the escape of six suspects including two principal suspects (KABIRU SEIDU A.K.A OSAMA, NUHU SALISU A.K.A SMALL) who indicted Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu in a case of conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms already filed at the Federal High Court, Lokoja which came up in court March 28, March, 2018, the IGP ordered the immediate removal of Janga.

A statement by ACP Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer, said that the Commander FSARS in the State, the Divisional Police Officer ‘A’ Division, Lokoja and other Police officers implicated in the escape for negligence, dereliction of duty and gross misconduct in the escape of the six suspects have also been transferred out of the State and are facing serious disciplinary action. 13 other Police officers are currently being detained and investigated for their roles in the escape.

CP Esa Sunday Ogbu, Commissioner of Police, Federal Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja has been directed by the IGP to immediately proceed and take over as the new Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command.

Furthermore, on the order of the IGP, the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team and Special Tactical Squad, personnel of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department have already arrived in Kogi State to work with the Police personnel in the State for immediate re-arrest of the escaped suspects. They are to also carry out detailed investigation into the escape and bring all those involved to justice.

The Force wishes to implore the good people of Kogi State to remain calm and assist with useful information to the Joint Police Investigation Team. They can report any information they have on the escaped suspects to the nearest Police Station in the State or any other State in the Country.


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