Nigeria Police High Command on Tuesday, said the escaped principal suspects who indicted Senator Dino Melaye, in a case of Conspiracy and Unlawful possession of Prohibited Firearm have been re-arrested.
According to Force Spokesperson, ACP Moshood Jimoh, the re-arrest followed intense raids, cordon and search operations carried out by the Police Team in some identified criminal hideouts and black spots in some locations in Kogi State and other States.
Prompt News Online recalls that on the 28th March, 2018, the Kogi State Command announced the escape from lawful custody of six suspects including the two Principal Suspects, KABIRU SEIDU A.K.A OSAMA and NUHU SALISU A.K.A SMALL.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, had ordered the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team and Special Tactical Squad, Personnel of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to move to Kogi State and carryout discreet investigation into the escape and re-arrest the escaped suspects and bring all those involved to justice.
Jimoh said the suspects were rearrested as follows: Kabiru Saidu a.k.a osama “31 yrs” From Dekina LGA but based in Anyagba (Leader of the gang) rearrested in Tafa Balewa Local Government Area in Bauchi State.
Nuhu Salisu a.k.a Small “25 YRS” (a member of the gang) rearrested in Ganaja Village, Lokoja State.
He said working on actionable intelligence, the Kogi State Police Command personnel and Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad trailed and arrested the two suspects listed above after a gun battle with the Police team that lasted for some hours on the 19th January, 2018 at Ogojueje in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State. During investigation, they confessed to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of several kidnappings and Armed Robbery in different towns across Kogi State and its environs for which they have been on the wanted list of the Police for more than two years now.
The gang leader KABIRU SAIDU a.k.a OSAMArevealed that he and his gang have been working as a Political Thug for one Alh. Mohammed Audu a Politician in the State and that Alh. Mohammed Audu invited him to Abuja and introduced him to Senator Dino Melaye and they met on Airport road, Abuja inside the Senator Dino Melaye’s Car in the month of December, 2017.
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