The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris, has ordered the immediate removal of the Kogi state commissioner of Police, Ali Janga, over 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 a prohibited firearm.
In a statement made available to newsmen, the police boss also ordered the immediate transfer of 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.
Thirteen other police officers are currently being detained and investigated for their roles in the escape, the statement added.
Mr Idris also directed Esa Sunday Ogbu, Commissioner of Police, Federal Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja to immediately proceed and take over as the new Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command.
Meanwhile, the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team and Special Tactical Squad, Personnel of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department have 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 detail investigation into the escape and bring all those involved to justice,” the police said.
Recall that the Kogi State Police Command had declared the lawmaker representing the Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, wanted.