The convoy of Senate president Bukola Saraki was on Tuesday morning, July 24, blocked by the operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad unit of the Nigeria Police, from leaving his Maitama residence in Abuja.
The policemen reportedly stormed the residence at about 6a.m. and prevented vehicles from coming in or going out of the home of the Senate president.
Bamikole Omisore, the special assistant to the Senate president, tweeted that the police blocked the Senate president's convoy at Lake chad junction on his way to report to the police headquarters upon the last night invitation by the police received at 8pm.
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, had sent a letter to Saraki asking him to appear at the office of intelligence response team in Abuja.
The Senate president was summoned over the robbery incident which took place in Offa, Kwara state in April. In the letter which was sent to Saraki on Monday, July 23, the Senate president was asked to appear at 8am on Tuesday, July 24 “for further investigation”.
Meanwhile, Senator Saraki has stated that the invitation to him by the police to report to a station in Guzape over the Offa robbery investigation is a mere afterthought which is designed to achieve political purpose.
Saraki in a statement sent to NAIJ.com by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that he has it on good authority that the Police had already decided on the suspects to arraign in court in Ilorin, Kwara state on Wednesday based on the advice of the director of public prosecution, Mohammed U.E., and that the turn around to invite him was a ploy aimed at scoring cheap political points.
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