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Interpol To Arrest Dino Melaye As Nigeria Police Force Puts Him On International Criminal Watch List

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Kogi State Police Command on Wednesday declared Senator Dino Melaye wanted over alleged conspiracy in gun running.

Also declared wanted and placed on the watch list of the International Police Organisation (INTERPOL), was Mr. Mohammed Audu, son of the late Governor of Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu.

This came as the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, ordered the immediate removal of the Commissioner of Police (CP), Kogi State Command, Mr. Ali Janga.

Idris also directed the removal of the Commander of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) in the state, as well as the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of ‘A’ Division in Lokoja.

Janga and other officers were removed over the escape from lawful custody of six suspects held for alleged unlawful possession of firearms.

Already, 13 police officers who were on duty when the suspects escaped from custody had been detained for interrogation.

Before his removal yesterday, CP Janga had, in a statement, announced the “escape” from lawful custody of six suspects arrested for alleged criminal activities in the state.

According to Janga, two of the suspects had allegedly confessed to being armed by Melaye, ostensibly to cause mayhem in the state.

“The Nigeria Police Force, Kogi State Police Command on 28th March, 2018 received a news that six suspected criminal elements namely; Kabiru Seidu a.k.a Osama, Nuhu Salisu a.k.a Small, Aliyu Isa, Adams Suleiman, Emmanuel Audu and Musa Mohammed, who were under detention at the ‘A’ Division Lokoja, escaped from lawful custody. Four of the suspects were on court remand, including two that indicted Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu.

“Consequently, all the six suspects, Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu were sent for watch listing and red notice by the INTERPOL for immediate arrest anywhere we see them.

“The Command hereby appeals 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.

“Investigation into the unfortunate incident is ongoing, while the 13 police officers who were on duty when the incident occurred were defaulted and detained for interrogation,” Janga said.

However, three hours after the statement signed by Janga was issued, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr. Jimoh Moshood, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, issued a release conveying the CP’s removal from Kogi.

According to Moshood, the IGP was “dissatisfied with the circumstances surrounding the escape of six suspects, including two principal suspects (Kabiru Seidu A.K.A Osama, Nuhu Salisu a.k.a Small), who indicted Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu in a case of conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearm already filed at the Federal High Court, Lokoja which came up in court on 28th March, 2018”.

[By New Telegraph]



  1. Busuyi Israel

    March 29, 2018 at 4:14 AM

    Good let the bastard feel the pain. He has embezzled now it is time for him to suffer
    Karma is a b**ch

  2. Metu Nyetu

    March 29, 2018 at 5:24 AM

    SIX SUSPECTS ESCAPED! This is the height(or should I say, depth) of corruption in the police force. I hope the IGP roasts them officers on duty at that time till day spill their involvements. Dino must have oiled their palms. And speaking of Dino, I’d thought he was a fearless bloke. Looking at him scampering into hiding like a kitchen rat. His loud-mouth is now shaped into a whisper.

  3. Cupid

    March 29, 2018 at 5:49 AM

    What is so sad n this fu…d up country is same thing that happened with the Akanni Olorunwa cum Ade Lawyer saga which is what we have in this case. Bandits always escape, but why? We are all crying wolf on NG and writing opinions, What effect does it have other than writing for entertainment purposes.and celebrating ****** who only post one word rather than sharing opinion like, say, Iron Bar and the like.
    Police can parade criminals all they want, it’s a show. Soon as they escort them to jail, bribery starts, and they are released in the middle of the night.
    If they are looking for Dino, you will be surprised he would be at Bisi’s house. When something like this happens, men always turn to the lover they did wrong. The women, ninety percent of the time, are readily forgiven and will open their door, not particularly for the romance, but that she want him for the sake of their child. She will never want the child to be dealing with a Father in Exile. Dino has millions stacked somewhere, and will buy Polices’ silence.

    • Jilo

      March 29, 2018 at 7:38 PM

      Cupid you are right but just to remind you that we are the one causing unnecessary hardship on ourselves. We don’t have country at all. Melaye is a federal senator and he is on hiding now yet he will still be getting paid for doing nothing and causing mayhem around his own state. As I have said before, Buhari is not our problem in Nigeria.

      The youths of this Country must make up their mind to toss these unscrupulous people away and determine their future. No Angel will emerge from no where to straightening things for us. We need to sit down and think whether we want to remain like this forever or we want a better future for ourselves. What do you think will happen in a society where the head of the Police wilfully open the gate of prison to some felons?

      • Cupid

        March 30, 2018 at 7:20 AM

        Absolutely. Imagine the school girls that took to the streets of US to the White House in protest of gun crimes. When these bright young students are able to vote, you can bet they will change the political landscape of US..But not in Nigeria.

  4. Mon

    March 30, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Nigeria is land of drama,they have deceived and still deceiving us the masses…the only solution is to hold back that your pvc and march out in the street for them to accept restructuring and implement before further notice.

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