Kogi State commissioner of Police, Ali Janga said suspects indicted Senator Dino Melaye as their arms supplier,, Kabiru Saidu A.k.a Osama and Nuhu Salisu A.k.a small, Aliyu Isa, Adams Suleiman; Emmanuel Audu, and Musa Mohammed escaped from police detention.
Police command confirmed the incident happened at about 3:21am of March 28 on Wednesday in Lokoja; Kogi State.
The commissioner of Police noted that the five Special Anti Robbery Squad office (SARS) and seven conventional police officers on duty have been detained by the command for interrogation.
“When I got to the scene of the incident; what I observed was a constructive escape. Because, the padlock to one of the exhibit rooms through which the suspects escaped was opened. And they used hammers, nail cutter, and shovel to hit the iron bar of the window, bend it and removed one block.
“Three of our SARS operatives were even behind the cell, and two in front, including some conventional police officers and two station guard. Definitely, I believe there is a serious connivance that led to the escape of the six suspects,” the police commissioner stated.
The police, however, declared all the six suspects wanted including Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu who according to Janga failed to honour police invitation.
He vowed that whoever that was behind the incident would be brought to book irrespective of their rank in the police force.
“Consequently, all the six suspects, Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu were sent for watch listing and red notice by the INTERPOL for immediate arrest any where we see them.
“The command hereby appeal to the members of the public to assist the police with useful information on the whereabouts of the suspects by reporting to the nearest police station,” Janga added.