UPDATED! Nigeria Police Declare Senator Melaye Wanted, Alert Interpol
The Kogi State Police Command has declared the senator representing the Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, wanted.
The Commissioner of Police, Ali Janga disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Lokoja, saying that Interpol has also been alerted to arrest the senator – should he go abroad.
He also confirmed the escape from custody of two suspects arrested and paraded last week for allegedly working for the senator and the son of a former governor of Kogi State, Mohammed Audu.
The duo, he said have been placed on Interpol watchlist, he said.
Mr. Janga said the two suspects paraded last week, Kabir Seidu and Nuhu Salisu, were among six suspects that escaped from custody Wednesday morning.
Others are Aliyu Isa, Adams Suleiman, Emmanuel Audu and Musa Mohammed.
The CP said the Interpol had been notified to arrest the six suspects, including Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu.
Meanwhile investigation into the incident has commenced, he added.
“Investigation into the unfortunate incident is ongoing, while thirteen police officers who were on duty when the incident occurred have been detained for interrogation.”
Mr. Melaye had accused Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello as being behind his travials.