Saraki anxious to honour IGP’s invitation, directs ADC to collect letter from police

Ibrahim Sha'ban
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Bukola Saraki, Senate President
Bukola Saraki, Senate President

Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki has accepted the invitation of the Nigerian police to answer questions about his alleged involvement in Offa Bank robbery.

Mr Saraki, in a tweet on Monday afternoon, revealed that he instructed his ADC to get the invitation letter from the Police Headquarters in Abuja.

He tweeted; “I have just informed my ADC to get the letter of invitation from @PoliceNG in respect of the allegations raised yesterday — so that I can immediately honour the alleged invitation”.

DAILY NIGERIAN reported that at least 22 suspects in connection with the April 5 Offa bank robbery in Kwara State, including the ringleaders, are currently detained for investigations.

Nine policemen and 25 others were killed by the robbers during the deadly operation.

But sources at the police headquarters said at least five principal suspects have allegedly indicted the senate president in their statements.

The acclaimed leader of the robbery gang, Ayoade Akinnibosun, alleged that they were political thugs of Mr Saraki, adding that they have been working for him since when he was governor of the state.

He however said although they did not carry out the Offa attack on Mr Saraki’s instruction, but they worked with his encouragement.

Exhibits obtained by the police from the gang include a vehicle allegedly given them by Kwara State government.

…Details later