THE Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has declared Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) and Mohammed Audu, son of a former governor of the state, Abubakar Audu, wanted.
Melaye and Audu, according to the Police, were declared wanted for allegedly providing false information to the force in relation to an alleged attempt on Mr. Melaye’s life last year.
Also declared wanted are six criminal suspects linked to Melaye, who are said to have disappeared.
The wanted suspects were also placed on Interpol watchlist alongside Mr. Melaye and Mr. Audu.
The announcement was made in a statement signed by Kogi police commissioner, Ali Janga, and distributed by the Force Headquarters Wednesday afternoon.
The suspects allegedly confessed to being armed and financed by Mr. Melaye last week.
“The Nigeria Police Force, Kogi State Police Command today 28th March, 2018 received a news that six (6) suspected criminal elements namely; Kabiru Seidu a.k.a Osama, Nuhu Salisu a.k.a Small, Aliyu Isa, Adams Suleiman, Emmanuel Audu and Musa Mohammed who were under detention at the ‘A’ Division Lokoja escaped from lawful custody,” police said in a statement.
“Four of the suspects were on court remand including two that indicted Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu,” Janga, said in the statement Wednesday afternoon.
“Consequently, all the six suspects, Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu were sent for watch listing and red notice by the INTERPOL for immediate arrest any where we see them.
“The Command hereby appealed to the members of the public to assist the Police with useful information on the whereabouts of the suspects by reporting to the nearest Police Station,” Mr. Janga said.
The commissioner added that “investigation into the unfortunate incident is ongoing, while the thirteen (13) Police Officers who were on duty when the incident occurred were defaulted and detained for interrogation.”