The Nigeria Police Force said it would arraign Dino Melaye, a senator and the four suspects rearrested for alleged conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms at the Federal High Court in Lokoja, Kogi State on May 10.

The suspects are: Kabiru Seidu, alias Osama 31; Nuhu Salisu, alias small 25; Musa Mohammed, alias Iko 27; and Emmanuel Audu, 26.

The Police Command in Kogi State March 28 announced the escape from lawful custody of six suspects including Messrs Seidu and Salisu.

The command announced the re-arrest of four of the six suspects on March 30.

The Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, an assistant commissioner of police, who made the disclosure while briefing journalists on the arrest of four of the six suspects on Tuesday in Abuja, said two of the suspects were still at large.

Mr Moshood said that Seidu and Salisu who were principal suspects were rearrested in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State and Ganaja Village, Lokoja, Kogi.

The spokesperson said that the six accomplice in the case arrested by the police would be prosecuted with the six rearrested suspects.

The suspects are: John Beneche, 22; Seye Atowoju, 27; Danjuma Yunusa, 35; Egga Ochai, 50; Abbas Haruna, 30; and Gloria Audu, 28.

He said that the suspects would be arraigned in court for prosecution on completion of investigation.

Mr Moshood warned that the police would not relent in its efforts to check activities of unscrupulous politicians, adding that they must play the game according to the rules.

He commended members of the public for giving the police timely information that aided the re-arrest of the suspects.

The spokesperson said that the force`s fight against crimes and criminality in the country remained unequivocal and unwavering.

Mr Seidu had confessed that Mr Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District, handed over to him a bag containing one AK47 rifle, two Pump Action guns and N430,000.00 to share with his boys.

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03 April, 2018

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