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Offa Robbery: Police Questions Saraki In His Office


THE Nigeria Police has finally soft-pedaled on Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on his implication in the robbery which took place in Offa, Kwara State.

The Police had on Tuesday warned Mr Saraki of consequences if he fails to turn himself in as requested late Monday.

The top legislator had on same day told them he was not going to turn himself in. He instead urged the police to send its personnel to interrogate him in his office. He disclosed this in the letter sent to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

“You will recall that Mr. President had earlier directed as a courtesy to this office, that in the event of any request for further information from me, you should either send your personnel to my office or obtain a written response from me,” Saraki said.

“I request you therefore, to please assign your personnel who need information on this matter, to meet me in my office, immediately after plenary today, or tomorrow or any other day at your convenience,” he wrote in the letter.

On Thursday, Saraki’s media aide, Olu Onemola, said the police investigators has visited his principal at his office.

Mr Onemola said Saraki met with the investigators at about 1.40pm today.

“Today at about 1:40pm, the Senate President met with a team of investigators on the Offa Robbery case in his office,” he tweeted via his twitter handle @Onemolaolu.

“Dr. Saraki used the opportunity to reiterate that he has nothing to do with either the robbery incident on April 5, 2018, or any other criminal activity,” he added.

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