The Nigeria Police says it would arraign controversial Senator Dino Melaye and the four suspects rearrested for alleged conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms at the Federal High Court in Lokoja, Kogi on May 10.
Kabiru Seidu, 31, alias Osama, Nuhu Salisu, 25, alias small, Musa Mohammed, 27, alias Iko and Emmanuel Audu, 26, are the names of the suspects.
ACP Jimoh Moshood, spokesman for the police who made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on the arrest of four of the six suspects today in Abuja, said two of the suspects were still at large. Moshood said that Seidu and Salisu who were principal suspects were rearrested in Tafa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State and Ganaja Village, Lokoja, Kogi.
The spokesman said that the six accomplices 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 the investigation.
He 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 spokesman said that the force`s fight against crimes and criminality in the country remained unequivocal and unwavering.
According to reports, Seidu had confessed that Melaye handed over to him a bag containing one AK47 rifle, two Pump Action guns and N430,000.00 to share with his boys.