The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has reinstated Mr Ali Janga as the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State for meeting the one week ultimatum given to him to re-arrest the suspects who escaped from police custody.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO ASP William Aya, told newsmen in Lokoja on Thursday that Janga returned to office on April 3 on the order of the Inspector – General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris.
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 lawful police custody in Lokoja.
Following the incident, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, removed Janga as the state Commissioner of Police and named Mr Sunday Ogbu as his replacement.
The police spokesman confirmed that all the six suspects that escaped from police custody on March 28 had been re-arrested, adding that 13 persons that aided the escape of the suspects had been arrested in Lokoja.
He disclosed that those arrested are commercial tricycle operators that ferried the suspects to safety after their escape and the owners of the houses where they slept after their escape from custody.
Aya said that all the suspects would be charged to court after conclusion of investigation.
Meanwhile, DAILY POST had gathered that the Kogi governor’s had told the National Security Adviser that he was not comfortable working with the new Commissioner of Police for political reasons.
Bello allegedly told the NSA that he had invested in security in the state to ensure reduction of insecurity.
Sources in Lokoja told our correspondent that Bello insisted that Kogi has a peculiar problem and that the hierarchy should be guided, which according to him, the old CP was doing very well.
It was following this complaint that the NSA subsequently urged the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to look into Kogi case.