The Nigeria Police Force, Kogi State Police Command on Wednesday said that it received news of the escape of six suspected criminals from prison custody in Lokoja.
A statement by the Kogi state Police Command, Ali Janga said that the “six (6) 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 Audi.”
The Command therefore declared that the six suspects along with Melaye and one Mohammed Audu were on watch list by the INTERPOL.
“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 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 thirteen (13) Police Officers who were on duty when the incident occurred were defaulted and detained for interrogation.
“Members of the public are hereby enjoined to go about their lawful duty as the Command is determined in ensuring adequate security of lives and property in Kogi State,” the CP stated.