Melaye to sue IGP over ‘escape’ of gun suspects

Melaye to sue IGP over ‘escape’ of gun suspects

Senator Dino Melaye has threatened to sue the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the reported escape of two suspects who accused him (Melaye) of being their sponsor and gun supplier.

Melaye who spoke on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday, cited Order 43 to submit that the police had either released the suspects or killed them.

He therefore said that the Police must produce the suspects dead or alive or he would sue the Police IG for intimidation, abuse of power, harrasment and mental assault.

On March 20, the Nigerian Police paraded the suspects allegedly working for Melaye.

The thugs were caught with two AK-47 and five pump action guns.

The suspects were billed to be arraigned on Wednesday.

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However, in a dramatic turn of events, the Police in Lokoja announced on Wednesday that the suspects along with four others escaped following a jail break.

The Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ali Janga, said at a press conference in Lokoja that the two suspects  – Kabiru Seidu, alias Osama, and Nuhu Salisu, alias Small, escaped at about 3:21 a.m. at the A Police Division in Lokoja where they were kept in lawful custody.

According to the Commissioner, four other suspects escaped along with Seidu and Salisu, bringing the total number of fleeing suspects to six.

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