Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has been declared wanted by the he Kogi state command of the Nigeria Police Force. Ali Janga, commissioner of police in the state, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday. He said four suspects who allegedly accused Melaye of supplying arms to them have escaped from custody.
The suspects were detained by the police while investigation into the allegations was ongoing. Consequently, the police declared six suspects, including Melaye and Mohammed Audu, son of the late Abubakar Audu, former governor of Kogi, wanted.
Janga said the police sought the assistance of Interpol in arresting the suspects.
“The Nigeria Police Force, Kogi state police command today 28th March 2018 received a news that six 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.
“Investigation into the unfortunate incident is ongoing, while the 13 police officers who were on duty when the incident occurred were defaulted and detained for interrogation.
“The names of Melaye, Mohammed Audu and six suspects have been sent for watchlisting and red notice by the INTERPOL for immediate arrest anywhere we see them.”