Saraki Writes to Police Denies Familiarity with Offa Robbery Suspects

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has written to the Inspector-General
of Police, Ibrahim Idris, denying any links with the robbers that
attacked several banks in Offa, Kwara state on April 5th.

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Recall that the robbery suspects had confessed to be political thugs
of Saraki and that the senate president provided them with the arms
and ammunition they use during elections which they now use for
robbery.
The police in June invited Saraki for questioning over the claims
made by the suspects but Saraki responded to the invitation in
writing, denying the claims.
On Monday June 23rd, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris,
wrote to Saraki, asking him to appear for questioning over the claims
by the suspects. Saraki however could not honor the invitation
following the seige that was laid around his home by security
agencies.
However, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to
Saraki, Yusuph Olaniyonu, says the senate president has responded
to the June 23rd summon in writing. Yusuph said Saraki in his
recent letter, denied the allegations leveled against him by the
suspects.
Yusuph said Saraki’s letter was written and dispatched to the police
on Tuesday and was duely received by the police. He added that
there was no need for Saraki to go to the police personally after
writing to them.
“He has written a letter to them and the letter has taken
care of the purpose of the invitation. He sent the letter to
them yesterday (Tuesday). The letter addressed the issues
raised in the invitation letter,” Olaniyon told Punch
The police spokesman, Moshood Jimoh, could not be reached for
comment on Saraki’s letter as he did not respond to several phone
calls.

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