Saraki defies police siege, sneaks into Senate

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Senate President Bukola Saraki presiding over the Senate session on Tuesday July 24, 2018

The President of the Senate Bukola Saraki has sneaked into the Senate chamber after police lay siege to his Lake Chad, Maitama resident on Tuesday.

Mr Saraki led the Principal Officers into the chambers; took the official prayers; and began the day’s proceedings‬.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, on Monday invited President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, 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.
But a detachment of armed policemen lay siege to his resident, blocking his convoy from leaving the street.