Dino Melaye’s case: Police give detail on re-arrested suspects

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The Nigerian Police Force has listed individuals who were of help to the suspects in the case invloving Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu.

They are being accused of conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearm. The case has already been filed at the Federal High Court, Lokoja.

The Police also disclosed the roles the individuals played towards supporting the suspects while they were on the run.

Newsmen reports that the Police had earlier confirmed the re-arrest of Kabiru Saidu popularly.known.as Osama, and Nuhu Salisu also.known.as Small, the two main suspects involved in the arms case against Senator Dino Melaye.

However, in a statement issued to journalists in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Jimoh Moshood, the Police said: “the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, had ordered the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team and Special Tactical Squad, Personnel of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to move to Kogi State and carryout discreet investigation into the escape and re-arrest the escaped suspects and bring all those involved to justice.

“As a result of intense raids, cordon and search operations carried out by the Police Team in some identified criminal hideouts and black spots in some locations in Kogi State and other States of the Country and working on active intelligence gathered on the where about of the fleeing suspects. They were rearrested as follows:

“Kabiru Saidu popularly.known.as Osama “31 yrs” From Dekina LGA but based in Anyagba (Leader of the gang) rearrested in Tafa Balewa Local Government Area in Bauchi State.

“Nuhu Salisu also.known.as Small “25 yrs” (a member of the gang) rearrested in Ganaja Village, Lokoja State.

“The under listed suspects who played various criminal roles in the escape of the six (6) suspects and their suspected criminal accomplices are also arrested and will be prosecuted along with the principal suspects in court.

“Musa Mohammed a.k.a Iko ‘M’ 27Yrs – one of the escapee rearrested who was earlier arrested for criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.

“Emmanuel Audu ‘M’ 26Yrs – one of the escapee also rearrested who was earlier arrested for criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.

“John Beneche ‘M’ 22Yrs – Carried four (4) of the escaped suspects; Kabiru Saidu a.k.a Osama, Nuhu salisu a.k.a Small, Musa Mohammed a.k.a Iko and Emmanuel Audu after their escape to their criminal hideout at Ganaja Village, Lokoja.

“Seye Atowoju ‘M’ 27Yrs – During Police trail on the fleeing suspects, Seye Atowoju was arrested in the process of relocating four (4) of the escaped suspects; Kabiru Saidu a.k.a Osama, Nuhu salisu a.k.a Small, Musa Mohammed a.k.a Iko and Emmanuel Audu from their criminal hideout at Ganaja Village, Lokoja to another location to escape police re-arrest.

“Danjuma Yunusa a.k.a O2 ‘M’ 35Yrs – Accompanied the principal suspect Kabiru Saidu a.k.a Osama to the house of one Egga Ochai by water side, Lokoja.

“Egga Ochai ‘M’ 50Yrs – He harboured the principal suspect Kabiru Saidu a.k.a Osama in his house for two (2) days and thereafter went to the village of the principal suspect in Dekina Local Government and brought one Abbas Haruna (His Mallam) to Lokoja.

“Abbas Haruna ‘M’ 30Yrs – He is the Mallam of the principal suspect Kabiru Saidu a.k.a Osama. He also orchestrated his movement from Lokoja to his home town at Tafa Balewa Local Government Area in Bauchi State where both of them were arrested.

“Gloria Audu ‘F’ 28Yrs – She is the sister to one of the above mentioned suspects, Emmanuel Audu. She harboured him for some days to enable him escape Police arrest.

“All suspects will be arraigned in court for prosecution on completion of investigation.

“The Nigeria Police Force wishes to appreciate the members of the public for cooperating with the Police by giving timely information that has in no doubt aided the re-arrest of the escaped suspects.

“The renewed commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to sustain the tempo of the fight against crimes and criminality in the country and guarantee protection of Lives and Property remains unequivocal and unwavering.”

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