Re-arrest of fleeing suspects earns Janga reinstatement as Kogi CP


Mr. Ali Janga has been reinstated as the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State for meeting the deadline handed to him by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris to re-arrest the suspects who escaped from police custody.    

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP William Aya, confirmed to newsmen in Lokoja on Thursday that Janga returned to office on April 3 on the orders of the IG of Police.

Recall that Janga had on March 28 announced that six suspects, including Kabiru Seidu a.k.a Osama and Nuhu Salisu, who had named Senator Dino Melaye as their gun supplier escaped from lawful police custody in Lokoja.

Following the incident, the Inspector-General of Police, Idris removed Janga as the state Commissioner of Police and named Mr Sunday Ogbu as his replacement.  

The police spokesman confirmed that all the six suspects that escaped from lawful police custody on March 28 had been re-arrested, adding that 13 persons that aided the escape of the suspects had been arrested in Lokoja.

He disclosed that those arrested are commercial tricycles operators that ferried the suspects to safety after their escape and the owners of the houses where they slept after their escape from custody.

The PPRO said that all the suspects would be charged to court after conclusion of investigation.

He stated that the 13 policemen that were on duty on the day of the incident had gone to the police headquarters for interrogation as directed by the IGP, disclosing that they had started returning to their duty posts.

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