Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has once again been indicted by some arrested suspects of Offa bank robbery according to the police.
The Nigeria Police Force informed that the Senate President is still under investigation after the suspects further indicted him.
According to Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relations Officer, while addressing journalists, in Abuja, on Wednesday, the two suspects confessed to being political thugs for the Senate President and that they accompanied Senator Saraki to the palace of the traditional ruler of Offa, Olofa of Offa on a condolence visit after the robbery.
Saraki was earlier indicted by five of the Offa bank robbery suspects who confessed to the crime on Sunday.
The five gang leaders had earlier claimed that they were political thugs of the Senate President and the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed.
Moshood on Wednesday added that Saraki was further indicted as the five gang leaders paraded on Sunday celebrated with Senator Saraki during his daughter’s wedding and they appeared in the same outfit (Aso Ebi) with the wife of the Senate President.
Also, Ayoade Akinnibosun, who is the gang leader has insisted that they are only political thugs to the Senate President and that he had no knowledge that they perpetrated the criminal act.
The Senate President, however, denied the allegations. He dismissed on Sunday that he has no link with criminals. Saraki also described the allegations as ‘baseless’ and “another ploy by the Police to implicate him by all means.”
The Offa robbery attack which occurred on April 5, 2018, has since left a lingering sour taste. According to the police, 33 persons including some pregnant women and nine police officers were killed in the attack. The police force has however promised that they will not be intimidated in the discharge of their duties.
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