Two suspects who accused Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu of arming them have escaped from their detention in SARS cell in A Division Lokoja, Kogi State.
Sources informed about the development told reporters that the jail break occurred midnight and other high profile suspects in the cell also took the advantage of the security breach to free themselves from detention.
Recall that the Nigerian Police had claimed it arrested two suspected political thugs working for Senator Dino Melaye and recovered two AK 47 rifles, five pump-action guns and a heap of charms from them.
The force spokesperson, Moshood Jimoh, in a statement, explained that the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad trailed and arrested Kabiru Saidu, a.k.a. Osama, 31 and Nuhu Salisu, a.k.a. Small, 25, after a gun battle with a police team.
According to him, the gun battle lasted for some hours on January 19, 2018 at Ogojueje in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The police alleged that the suspects confessed that they were contracted by Melaye to work for him as political thugs during their meeting with him in December, 2017, in his car along Airport Road, Abuja.
Senator Melaye vehemently denied the allegations, blaming it on political detractors.