Police declare Kogi senator wanted

Kogi Senator, Dino Melaye has been declared wanted by the Police.

The six others include; Kabiru Seidu (Osama), Nuhu Salisu (Small), Aliyu Isah, Adams Suleiman, Emmanuel Audu, Mohammed Audu and Musa Mohammed.

The Kogi state commissioner of Police, Ali Janga, made this known in a statement made available to on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

The Police commissioner urged members of the public to provide the force with useful information that could lead to the arrest of Senator Melaye and others.

The statement reads in full:

“The Nigeria Police Force, Kogi State Police Command today 28th March, 2018  received a news that six (6) suspected criminal elements namely; Kabiru Seidu a.k.a Osama, Nuhu Salisu a.k.a Small, Aliyu Isa, Adams Suleiman, Emmanuel Audu and Musa Mohammed who were under detention at the 'A' Division Lokoja escaped from lawful custody. Four of the suspects were on court remand including two that indicted Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audi.

“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 anywhere we see them.

“The Command appealed 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.

“Investigation into the unfortunate incident is ongoing, while the thirteen (13) Police Officers who were on duty when the incident occurred were defaulted and detained for interrogation.

"Members of the public are hereby enjoined to go about their lawful duty as the Command is determined in ensuring adequate security of lives and property in Kogi State."

The Police had threatened to declare Senator Melaye wanted should he fail to appear in court today.

Melaye says he would sue the Police boss, Ibrahim Idris, for mental assualt, blackmail and harrasment.

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