Kogi police boss back after re-arrest of all fleeing suspects


* Police suspects, keke riders, landlords where suspectes slept, arrested

The Kogi State Police Commissioner, Ali Janga, has been reinstated in his job after he met the conditions; re-arrest of the escapees in the Dino Melaye saga. The CP has been reinstated as the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, the state police command spokesman, ASP William Aya,  confirmed.

Speaking, Aya told  newsmen in Lokoja on Thursday that Janga returned to office on April 3 on the order of the Inspector -General of Police,  Ibrahim Idris.

He said after meeting the one week ultimatum given to him by the Inspector-General of Police( IGP) Ibrahim Idris to re arrest the suspected six jailbreak who escaped from police custody

Ayah confirmed that all the six suspects that escaped from lawful police custody on March 28 had been re-arrested. He also disclosed that 13 persons that aided the escape of the suspects had been arrested in Lokoja, adding that the commercial tricycle operators that ferried the suspects to safety after their escape and the owners of the houses where they slept after escape from custody, have all been arrested. The suspects would be charged to court after conclusion of investigation, he added.

It  could be recalled  that Janga had on March 28 announced that six suspects, including Kabiru Seidu a.k.a Osama and Nuhu Salisu, who had named Sen. Dino Melaye as their gun supplier escaped from lawful police custody in Lokoja.

Following the incident, the Inspector-General of Police removed Janga as the Commissioner of Police and named Sunday Ogbu as his replacement.

Ayah equally said that 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.