Molly Kilete, Abuja
The Police Force Headquarters in Abuja has said that the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, is still under investigation in connection with the Offa bank robbery. The police said this after a recent disclosure and confessional statement by some of the suspects arrested for the robbery, who are presently in police custody.
The police also said that two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the robbery, while another was still on the run. This is even as the police have vowed that it would do everything possible within its power to ensure that justice is done.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, made this known while parading five of the major suspects. Jimoh said: “The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, is still under investigation in connection to the Offa bank robbery and the Nigeria police will do everything possible within the ambit of the law to ensure that justice is done in this case.
“The Nigeria Police Force will not be cowed or succumb to intimidation from any quarter in carrying out a thorough and discreet investigation into the Offa bank robbery, where significant successes have been recorded.”
The police spokesman, who maintained that the Senate President has a case to answer, as far as the Offa bank robbery is concerned, noted that some of the gang leaders accompanied Saraki to the palace of the Olofa of Offa two days after the robbery. He said that details from investigations carried out so far revealed that the five robbery suspects have direct connections with the Senate President.
“New pictures of one of the five gang leaders, when paraded by the police early in the week was in aso ebi trouser used during the Senate President’s daughter’s wedding. The five gang leaders further admitted that they attended the Senate President’s daughter’s wedding held recently,” he said.