Police IG Removes Kogi CP Over Escape Of Six Suspects

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The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate removal of Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Ali Janga.

A statement by the Force Spokesman, ACP Jimoh Moshood, issued in Abuja on Wednesday, said the removal followed the escape from custody of two principal suspects and four others whose confession indicted Sen. Dino Melaye.

The suspects are : Kabiru Seidu, a.k.a Osama, Nuhu Salisu, a.ka small, Aliyu Isa, Adams Sulieman, Emmanuel Audu and Musa Mohaamed.

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The IGP also redeployed the Commander, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad 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.

Moshood further revealed that the I-G had directed CP Esa Ogbu, the commissioner in charge of Federal operations at the Force Headquarters, to take over as the new Commissioner of Police in Kogi.

The IG, in the statement by the police spokesman, explained that the policemen are all facing serious disciplinary action.

The spokesman said that 13 police officers involved in the escape of the suspects had been detained.

He said that the Commander in charge of Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad ( FSARS ) in the state, the DPO of A Division, Lokoja, and other officers implicated in the escape had been transferred out of the state.

Details later.



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