Sacked Kogi State Police Commissioner Mr. Ali Janga was yesterday restored to his former position after meeting the seven-day ultimatum to re-arrest six suspects who escaped from custody in the Senator Dino Melaye’s case.
Janga, according to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, was able to meet the deadline after he was removed as commissioner and replaced with Mr. Sunday Ogbu.
It was learnt that influential figures in the state were averse to the idea of having a new commissioner and that there was no proper handover to Ogbu.
The suspects — including Kabiru Seidu (Osama) and Nuhu Salisu who reportedly named Senator Melaye as their gun supplier — had escaped from police custody in Lokoja on March 28, 2018.
The state’s Police Command’s spokesman, ASP William Aya, indicated yesterday that Janga returned to office on April 3 on the orders of the IGP. Read more