The Police on Thursday stormed the office of the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, to grill him over the April 5, 2018 bank robbery in Offa area of Kwara State.
This followed the failure of Saraki to honor the invitation extended to him by the police on the robbery incident in which 33 persons, including nine policemen, were killed during the raid of five banks in the town.
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had in a personally signed letter, told Saraki to go to the Intelligence Response Unit of the Force for questioning on Tuesday.
Saraki only offered another written explanation on the issue, saying it was sufficient. Dissatisfied with his response, the Police on Thursday then dispatched a team of investigators to Saraki’s office to interrogate him.
The Special Assistant to Senate President on New Media, Olu Onemola, confirmed the development on his Twitter handle on Thursday.
Onemola tweeted: “Further to the invitation to the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, by the Police on July 23, 2018, and his written response to them on July 24, 2018, on why he could not see them that day — today at about 1:40 pm, the Senate President met with a team of investigators on the Offa Robbery case in his office.
“Dr. Saraki used the opportunity to reiterate the fact that he has nothing to do with either the robbery incident on April 5, 2018, or any other criminal activity.”