Offa Robbery: Police Invites Saraki, Gives Reasons
The Nigeria Police Force has invited Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki to report at the Force Intelligence Response Team office at Guzape, Abuja to answer allegations against him by some of the suspects in the Offa robbery.
According to the Police, the suspects allegedly confessed during investigation that they are political thugs under the name Youth Liberation Movement a.k.a “Good Boys”.
They also allegedly admitted and confessed to have been sponsored with firearms, money and operational vehicles by the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki and the Governor of Kwara State, Alh. Abdulfatah Ahmed.
The suspect went for the robbery in Offa with an operational vehicle with a car sticker in shape of number plate that had the inscription; ‘SARAKI’.
Giving an update of the investigation during their parade in Abuja on Sunday, the Force Spokesman said 22 suspects have so far being arrested for their alleged involvement in the robbery attack which left 33 persons dead, including nine policemen and some pregnant women.
13 of them were however paraded while the remaining were said to be out with the Police for further investigation.
The gang members who allegedly indicted the Senate President are; Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibukunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salawudeen Azeez and Niyi Ogundiran.
Ogunleye confessed to killing two persons, Abraham killed five persons, Azeez killed two persons, and Ogundiran killed two persons during the robbery.
Other suspects arrested are; The PA Political to the Governor of Kwara State, Alabi Olalekan and the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Kwara State, Yusuf Abdulwahab.
On the invitation of the Saraki, the Force Spokesman, ACP Jimoh Moshood said: “Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki is being invited to report to the Police to answer allegations indicting him from confessions of Five gang leaders arrested for active participation in Offa Bank Robbery and Killings of 33 innocent persons.
“Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki is being invited by the Nigeria Police Force to report to the Force Intelligence Response Team office at Guzape, Abuja to answer to the allegations levelled against him from the confessions of the five gang leaders.”
On the update into the investigation, Moshood said : “The investigation into the Offa Bank Robbery and gruesome killings of more than 33 Innocent persons in Offa, Kwara State on the 5th April, 2018 directed by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris has made significant progress, successes and more revelations have been recorded.
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