The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris has ordered the reinstatement of Mr. Ali Janga as the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State. The state police command spokesman, ASP William Aya, has confirmed.
Aya told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lokoja on Thursday that Janga returned to office on April 3 on the orders of the Inspector-General of Police.
He said that Janga 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.
The police spokesman confirmed that all the six suspects that escaped from custody on March 28 had been re-arrested.
Aya also said that 13 persons that assisted the suspects in their escape had been arrested in Lokoja.
According to him, 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 and all the suspects would be charged to court after the conclusion of an investigation.
“All the escapees have been arrested and will soon be charged to court. And i can authoritatively tell you that everyone involved in their escape has also been arrested, including the owner of the house where the suspect slept after their escape” He said
Janga had on March 28 announced that six suspects, including Kabiru Seidu a.k.a Osama and Nuhu Salisu, who had named Senator 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.
Aya said 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.