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Dino Maleye: IGP Reinstates Kogi Police Commissioner, Ali Janga

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The Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has reinstated the suspended Police Commissioner in Kogi State, Mr. Ali Janga.

The spokesman of the state police command, ASP William Aya, who confirmed the development, said Janga returned to office on April 3 on the orders of the IGP.

He said the police commissioner was reinstated after meeting the one-week ultimatum given to him by the IGP to re-arrest the suspects who escaped from police custody.

Aya confirmed that all the six suspects that escaped from custody on March 28 had been re-arrested.

He said the 13 persons that assisted the suspects to escape had been arrested in Lokoja.

According to him, those arrested are commercial tricycle operators that ferried the suspects to safety after their escape and the owners of the houses where they slept after their escape from custody.

He said all the suspects would be charged to court after the conclusion of investigation.

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

Following the incident, the IGP suspended Janga and appointed Mr. Sunday Ogbu as the state acting police commissioner.


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