The Kogi State Command of the Nigerian Police has declared Senator Dino Melaye along with six others wanted on criminal charges bordering on illegal possession of firearms. The other six men include; Kabiru Seidu (Osama), Nuhu Salisu (Small), Aliyu Isah, Adams Suleiman, Emmanuel Audu and Musa Mohammed.
The Commissioner of Police for Kogi state, Ali Janga, made this known to the general public on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. He urged members of the public to provide the Police with any information that could lead to the arrest of the Senator and the other six men.
The statement from the Commissioner reads;
“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.”