My reaction to offa robbery – Saraki

The attention of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki,
has been drawn to a story circulating online and apparently derived
from a Press Conference addressed by the Police Public Relations
Officer (PPRO), Moshood Jimoh, linking him (Saraki) to the Offa
“Dr. Saraki will want the entire public to disregard this claim as a
baseless allegation and another ploy by the Police to implicate him
by all means.
“Let it be known that there is no way I could have been associated
with armed robbery against my people. When the Offa robbery
incident happened, I was the first top public official to pay a visit to
the place and right there in the palace of the traditional ruler, I put
a call through to this same Mr. Ibrahim Idris, the IGP, requesting
him to make certain specific security arrangements as demanded
by the people.
“Members of the public will remember that on May 16, 2018, I
alerted the Senate about the information passed on to me by my
State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatai Ahmed, over a plot by the Inspector
General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to frame me up by getting
some suspected cultists arrested in Ilorin to implicate me. It is
believed that the timely leakage of the plot in that case aborted the
use of the suspected cultists to implicate me. Now, it is the Offa
bank robbery suspects that are about to be used.
“This plot is concocted to embarrass me and, in the mind of the
IGP, it is his own response after his refusal to honour the invitation
by the National Assembly, headed me, for him to come and offer
explanations on the rampant killings and violence across the
“Like the earlier one, this frame-up will also fail as I hereby state
categorically that I have no link with any band of criminals.
“As a person who has utmost respect for the rule of law and all
constitutional institutions, when the invitation from the Police is
formally extended to me, I will be ready to honour it without any
“It is however sad that this abuse of the criminal investigation
process aimed at intimidating and over-overawing the legislature,
thereby obstructing it from doing its work, is a big threat to our
democracy “, the Senate President stated.


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