Offa Robberies: Police invite Saraki again

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The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has again invited the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki to report to the Force Intelligence Response Team office at Guzape, Abuja, for interrogation over alleged links to the masterminds of the Offa bank robberies.

The IG in a letter dated July 23 addressed to Saraki, asked him to report to the police on Tuesday (Today) at 8am to provide further clarification on his relationship with the five leaders of the robbery gang.
The robbers had attacked some commercial banks in Offa, Kwara State on April 5 during which nine policemen and 33 persons were killed.
Following the attack, the police arrested 27 suspects including five leaders of the gang and also recovered some AK47 rifles.

The police said that their investigation into the matter showed that all the five gang leaders namely; Akinnibosun, Ibikunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salawudeen Azeez and Niyi Ogundiran have direct connection to the Senate President.

Subsequently, the force invited Saraki for interrogation over his alleged links to the gangsters, but the Senate President snubbed the summons and instead wrote a letter denying his involvement in the bank robberies.

But the IG in his letter insisted that the gang leaders claimed they were political thugs to Saraki, adding that “the Senate President supplies arms and money to the thugs; that everyone in Kwara Central fear them because of their guns and ability to kill anybody without hesitation.”


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