Reports have emerged that suspected assassins allegedly linked to Senator Dino Melaye and other high profile criminals have reportedly escaped from the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad cell in Kogi state.
Sahara Reporters have stated that details of the escape remains sketchy as the Kogi state police command is yet give details about the reported dramatic escape.
Legit.ng had reported that the Nigerian police issued a message to Senator Dino Melaye asking him to appear before it and comply with the court case against him or risk being declared wanted.
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The police issued this statement on Saturday, March 25 and accused the senator of deliberately ignoring the request to appear before it in spite of the message sent to him.
The police said that two suspects who were arrested in Kogi claimed the senator gave them firearms to create social unrest.
The police warned that if Melaye fails to appear in court on March 28, he would be declared wanted through the country.
In a related report, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) paraded two suspected criminals in Abuja after their arrest in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, who reportedly named Senator Dino Melaye as the one who armed them with weapons ahead of the 2019 election.
The police gave the names of the suspects as Kabir Saidu (also known as Osama) and Nuhu Saliu, nicknamed Small adding that they had been on the wanted list for the past two years.
They were reportedly arrested in January, 2018 by the Kogi state police command and the Federal Special Anti- Robbery Squad (FSARS).
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The force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, who paraded the suspects, said they were arrested after a gun battle with the police team that lasted for some hours on January 19, 2018, at Ogojueje in Dekina local government area of Kogi state.
According to Moshood, the suspects confessed to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of several kidnappings and armed robbery in different towns across Kogi state and its environs for which they have been on the wanted list if the police for more than two years now.
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