“…the deceased Adikwu was not among the five gang leaders that indicted and implicated Saraki and… his death cannot in anyway vindicate Saraki…”
The Nigeria Police Force yesterday said despite the death of the principal suspect in the deadly April 5 bank robbery attack in Offa, Kwara State, Michael Adikwu, it has enough evidence from the five suspects now in court to prosecute the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
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In a statement, Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said Adikwu “was not murdered but slumped and died in detention while investigation into the Offa bank robbery was ongoing. It is also important for the public to know that the deceased Adikwu was not among the five gang leaders that indicted and implicated Saraki and, therefore, his death cannot in anyway vindicate Saraki. There is a post-mortem examination result in respect of the death of Adikwu.”
He said thorough and discreet investigation was concluded by the police into the matter and all the five gang leaders namely; Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibukunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salawudeen Azeez, Niyi Ogundiran arrested for direct involvement and active participation in the Offa bank robbery that indicted and implicated Saraki are alive and now in court.
He said the five suspects admitted in their confessional statements to the police investigators that they were political thugs of Saraki and Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State.
He said: “The five gang leaders further confessed during investigation that they are political thugs under the name Youth Liberation Movement, aka Good Boys. They also admitted and confessed to have been sponsored with firearms, money and operational vehicles.”
Moshood said there were enough evidences linking Saraki to the suspects, emphasizing: “The five gang leaders further admitted that they attended the senate president’s daughter’s wedding held in Abuja.”
According to him, it was also discovered during investigations that three gang leaders who participated actively in the Offa bank robbery followed Saraki to Oloffa’s palace when he paid a condolence visit to Offa after the robbery.