Suspects In Dino Melaye's Gun Case Disappear From Detention
When you hear that a suspect escapes from police custody, what comes to mind?
It has happened again and no one knows where the suspects are at the moment.
Lokoja is the location this time.
Police in the capital city of Kogi State said on Wednesday that the two suspects that named Senator Dino Melaye as the supplier of guns to them had escaped from custody.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ali Janga, announced the suspects escape on Wednesday at a press conference in Lokoja.
Janga said that the two suspects, Kabiru Seidu alias Osama and Nuhu Salisu alias Small, escaped at about 3:21 a.m. at the a Police Division in Lokoja where they were being kept in lawful custody.
The two suspects were not the only ones that escaped.
According to the Commissioner, four other suspects escaped along with Seidu and Salisu, bringing the total number of fleeing suspects to six.
He said both Seidu and Salisu escaped on Wednesday, a day they were supposed to appear in a Lokoja Federal High Court alongside Melaye and Mr Mohammed Audu who was also named by the suspects as their sponsor.
The commissioner identified Aliyu Isa , Adams Suleiman, Emmanuel Audu and Musa Mohammed as four other suspects that escaped from custody.
He also told reporters that 13 policemen comprising five operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and eight conventional policemen on duty when the incident happened had been detained for interrogation.
"The 13 police officers who were on duty when the incident occurred were defaulted and detained for interrogation," he said.
Senator Melaye in a recent video denied giving thugs money to acquire guns or handing over guns to thugs to aid actualisation of his political ambition come 2019.