Offa Bank Robbery: Police Invite Senate President, Saraki - See What Suspect Said To Implicate Him


What is this wave of implicating politicians ravaging Nigeria now? First it was Sen. Dino Melaye, now the senate president, Bukola Saraki. 

Following the confession of one of the suspects of Offa Robbery, the police has invited Senate president Bukola Saraki to answer to allegations surrounding his links to the armed robbers behind the deadly robbery of a handful of banks in Offa in April. Five principal suspects among 15 others paraded in Abuja in connection to the Offa robbery indicted the senate president in their statements.

One Ayodele among the suspects and acclaimed leader of the robbery gang said they were political thugs of Saraki and have been working for him since when he was governor of Kwara state. Ayodele (leader of the gang) said they were not working on the instruction of Saraki but they worked with his encouragement.

The Nigeria Police has however made known the reason it summoned Senate President Bukola Saraki to answer to allegations surrounding his links to the armed robbers who raided banks in Offa in April.

According to police spokesperson Jimoh Moshood, one Ayoade Akinnibosun among the suspects and acclaimed leader of the robbery gang said they were political thugs of Saraki and Kwara state governor Abdulfatah Ahmed.

Moshood said at a press briefing on Sunday:

“The Five (5) gang leaders namely; Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibukunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salawudeen Azeez, Niyi Ogundiran and some of the other Seventeen (17) suspects arrested for direct involvement and active participation in the Offa Bank Robbery and the gruesome killing of THIRTY THREE (33) innocent persons which includes (some pregnant women and nine (9) Police personnel) admitted, confessed and volunteered statements that they were political thugs of the Senate President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sen. Bukola Saraki and the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Alh. Abdulfatah Ahmed.

“The Five (5) gang leaders further confessed during investigation that they are political thugs under the name Youth Liberation Movement a.k.a “Good Boys” 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.”

DSS Withdraws Its Operatives From Saraki & Dogara

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday recalled half of its operatives assigned to Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, TheCable can report.

This is coming ahead of Monday’s talks between Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the nPDP team to be led by Dogara. Saraki is also a member of nPDP, the faction that broke away from the PDP in 2013 to team up with APC for the 2015 elections.

TheCable understands that the security operatives attached to the two presiding officers of the national assembly were directed to report to the DSS headquarters “with immediate effect”. No reason was given for the withdrawal, although it is believed to have been at the instance of the presidency.

TheCable could not confirm the development from the DSS, which has not had a spokesperson since Lawal Daura was appointed its director-general in 2015. However, sources at the national assembly confirmed the recall of the operatives.

The nPDP had recently issued an ultimatum to APC for a meeting, complaining that it had been marginalised by the ruling party after helping them to oust the PDP from power in 2015. There are speculations that nPDP members will defect from APC and present a candidate to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019.
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