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JUST IN: Saraki, Ekweremadu’s residences under siege by police, SSS, EFCC operatives

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The house of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, was on Tuesday morning besieged by men of the Nigeria Police Force.

Recall that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, on Monday invited President of the Senate to appear at the office of Intelligence Response Team, IRT in Abuja over Offa robbery attack that led to the death of about 20 people in April.
In a letter dated July 23 and addressed to Mr Saraki, the police boss asked the president of the Senate to appear at IRT’s office at 8am on Tuesday for further investigation.
“It was equally discovered that one of the vehicles, a Lexus Jeep, used by the gang leader (Ayoade Akinnibosun) has a sticker plate number ‘SARAKI’ Kwara State of Harmony’,” the letter read.
“The Lexus jeep was parked in the government house after the arrest of Ayoade Akinnibosun and in order to conceal evidence, the chief of staff to the executive governor of Kwara state, arranged for the removal of the sticker plate number ‘SARAKI Kwara State of Harmony’ from the Lexus jeep and quickly registered it in the name of the suspect, six days after the suspect has been arrested by the police,” the letter stated.
Saraki's residence under siege by the Nigeria Police Force
Saraki’s residence under siege by the Nigeria Police Force
However, it was gathered that, the Senate President who left his residence at about 6:58am to honour the invitation was blocked by the police as his convoy was about to hit the road.
As at the time of filing this report, the whereabouts of the Senate President is unknown.

Mr Saraki was invited yesterday to answer to allegations against him in connection to the Offa robbery which claimed the lives of scores.

In a related development, the residence of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, is presently under siege by operatives of the Department of State Service and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The operatives, our reporter gathered, stormed the residence of the Deputy Senate President during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Confirming the siege on Ekweremadu’s house, his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, in a telephone conversation said “I can tell you this is true.

“The house of the DSP is presently surrounded by DSS, and EFCC operatives.”

Details later…

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