The Kogi State Police command has confirmed the escape of two suspects, Kabiru Saidu A.k.a Osama and Nuhu Salisu A.k.a small from police detention one week after accusing the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye of arm sponsorship.
Confirming the incident to newsmen on Wednesday in Lokoja; the Kogi State commissioner of Police, Ali Janga said the incident happened at about 3:21am of March 28 as four other suspects namely, Aliyu Isa, Adams Suleiman; Emmanuel Audu, and Musa Mohammed also escaped from police detention.
Janga noted that the five Special Anti Robbery Squad office (SARS) and seven conventional police officers on duty have been detained by the command for interrogation.
According to Janga; when he visited the scene of the incident; it was obvious that there was conspiracy between some police officers and the runaway suspects.
“When I got to the scene of the incident; what I observed was a constructive escape. Because, the padlock to one of the exhibit rooms through which the suspects escaped was opened. And they used hammers, nail cutter, and shovel to hit the iron bar of the window, bend it and removed one block.
“Three of our SARS operatives were even behind the cell, and two in front, including some conventional police officers and two station guard. Definitely, I believe there is a serious connivance that led to the escape of the six suspects,” the police commissioner stated.
The police, however, declared all the six suspects wanted including Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu who according to Janga failed to honour police invitation.
He vowed that whoever that was behind the incident would be brought to book irrespective of their rank in the police force.
“The command hereby appeal 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,” Janga added.