The Nigeria Police Force has reinstated Kogi State Police Commissioner, Ali Janga, who was removed after six suspects escaped from police custody in his state.
Confirming the news to journalists, the spokesperson of the Kogi state police command, William Aya, said CP Janga returned to office on Tuesday, April 3 on the order of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
He also confirmed that the 13 policemen that were on duty on the day of the incident had gone to the police headquarters for interrogation as directed by the IGP, saying that they had started returning to their duty posts.
According to him, the CP was reinstated after meeting the one-week ultimatum given to him by the Inspector -General of Police to re-arrest the suspects who escaped from police custody.
He further stated that all the six suspects that escaped from police custody on March 28 had been re-arrested, while 13 persons that aided the escape of the suspects had been arrested in Lokoja.
According to him, those arrested are commercial tricycles operators that ferried the suspects to safety after their escape and the owners of the houses where they slept after their escape from custody. He said all the suspects would be charged to court after conclusion of investigation.
Recall that Janga had on March 28 announced that six suspects, including Kabiru Seidu a.k.a Osama and Nuhu Salisu, who had named Sen. Dino Melaye as their gun supplier escaped from police custody in Lokoja, which led to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, removing him as the state Commissioner of Police and named Sunday Ogbu as his replacement.