IGP removes Kogi CP over escape of six suspects, deploys new CP

IGP removes Kogi CP over escape of six suspects, deploys new CP

Chris Steven, Abuja

Ibrahim Idris,  Inspector-General of Police, has ordered the immediate removal of Ali Janga, Kogi State Commissioner of Police.

This followed the escape of six suspects from custody early this morning.

He also redeployed the Commander, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad 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.

A statement by Jimoh Moshood, Police Spokesperson says the policemen are all facing serious disciplinary action.

The Statement reads:

“The IGP 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 today, 28th March, 2018, has ordered the immediate removal of Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command, CP Ali Janga.

“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 suspects have also been transferred out of the State and .
“The Commander FSARS in the State, the Divisional Police Officer ‘A’ Division, Lokoja and other Police officers implicated are facing serious disciplinary action. Thirteen (13) other Police officers are currently being detained and investigated for their roles in the escape.

“CP Esa Sunday Ogbu, Commissioner of Police, Federal Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja has been directed by the IGP to immediately proceed and take over as the new Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command.

“The IGP’s Intelligence Response Team and Special Tactical Squad, Personnel of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department have already arrived in Kogi State to work with the Police personnel in the State for immediate re-arrest of the escaped suspects.

“The IGP also charged the assigned Officers to carry out detail investigation into the escape and bring all those involved to justice.

“The Force wishes to implore the gud pple of Kogi State to remain calm & assist with useful informatn to the Joint Police Investigation Team. They can report any informatn they’ve on the escaped suspects to the nearest Police Station in the State or any other State in the Country.”