Photos: Police parade rearrested suspected assassins linked to Dino Melaye
The Nigeria Police Force today paraded the re-arrested suspected assassins they linked to embattled Senator Dino Melaye.
Recall that the two suspects, Kabiru Saidu aka Osama (31), Nuhu Salisu aka Small (25) and four others escaped from police custody last week March 28th. They were re-arrested after an intense search for them by the police.
While parading them before newsmen, the force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said
”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
i. KABIRU SAIDU a.k.a OSAMA “31 YRS” From Dekina LGA but based in Anyagba (Leader of the gang) rearrested in Tafa Balewa Local Government Area in Bauchi State.
ii. NUHU SALISU a.k.a SMALL “25 YRS” (a member of the gang) rearrested in Ganaja Village, Lokoja State.
The force spokesperson continued ”It would be recalled that working on actionable intelligence, the Kogi State Police Command personnel and Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad trailed and arrested the two suspects listed above after a gun battle with the Police team that lasted for some hours on the 19th January, 2018 at Ogojueje in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State. During investigation, they 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 of the Police for more than two years now. The gang leader KABIRU SAIDU a.k.a OSAMA revealed that he and his gang have been working as a Political Thug for one Alh. Mohammed Audu a Politician in the State and that Alh. Mohammed Audu invited him to Abuja and introduced him to Senator Dino Melaye and they met on Airport road, Abuja inside the Senator Dino Melaye’s Car in the month of December, 2017.
Kabiru had earlier confessed after he was arrested the first time to the Police investigative team that Senator Dino Melaye handed over a bag containing the following firearms one (1) AK47 rifle, two (2) Pump Action guns and the sum of four hundred and thirty thousand naira N430,000.00 to share with his boys. The Police conducted investigation into the criminal indictments against Sen. Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu and discovered that the two (2) of them have case to answer”.
The force spokespeson added that the suspects and their accomplices will be arraigned in court for prosecution on completion of investigation.