Kogi Police Commissioner Removed Over Escape Of Suspects Linked To Sen. Dino Melaye
Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate removal of Kogi police Commissioner, Ali Janga, over the escape of some suspects held in Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) cell in Lokoja, the state capital. The spokesperson for the Police, Jimoh Moshood, said in a statement released on Wednesday afternoon that IGP Idris was not happy over the circumstances surrounding the escape of the suspects.
Idris also ordered the transfer of the Commander of FSARS in Kogi state and other police officers indicted in the escape of the suspects. Mr. Esa Sunday Ogbu, Commissioner of Police, Federal Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja has been directed to immediately take over as the new Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command, Moshood added in the statement.
“The Commander FSARS 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 in the escape of the six (6) suspects have also been transferred out of the State and are facing serious disciplinary action. Thirteen (13) other Police officers are currently being detained and investigated for their roles in the escape.”