Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, Ali Janga, following a jailbreak in the state.
Idris, in a statement by the police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, explained that the policemen are all facing serious disciplinary action.
The decision comes hours after Janga announced that six suspects, including two men who accused Senator Dino Melaye of supplying their arms, escaped from police custody in Lokoja, the state capital.
However, the lawmaker has since denied the allegations and described them as attempts to silence him.
In further reaction to the jailbreak, the police boss redeployed the Commander of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, in Kogi for negligence, dereliction of duty and gross misconduct.
He also redeployed the Divisional Police Officer ‘A’ Division, Lokoja, where the suspects escaped, and other police officers implicated in the escape for the same offence.