- The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has been asked to report at the Intelligence Response Team of the police
- The inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, extended the invitation to the Senate president
- The Offa bank robbery of April 5, which the police is currently investigating, is the reason the Senate president has been invited
Senate president Bukola Sakari has been asked by the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, to report at the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Force on Tuesday, July 24.
The Nation reports that the invitation is in connection with the ongoing investigation of the Offa robbery of Thursday, April 5, in which many people lost their lives.
NAIJ.com gathers that in the letter dated 23rd July, 2018 and signed by Idris, Saraki is expected to report to the head of the IRT team at Guzape Junction, Asokoro Extension, Abuja, by 8am.
The letter read in part: “Letter of Invitation; Case of Offa robbery and gruesome murder of more than 31 persons and snatching of 21 AK47 rifles on the 5th of April, 2018.
“Recall that the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) is investigating a case of armed robbery which occurred on the 5th of April, 2018 during which a gang of dare devil armed robbers stormed Offa, Kwara state and attacked a police station, robbed six banks, namely First Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Ecobank, Zenith Bank, Union Bank and lbolo Micro Finance Bank, killed over thirty one (31) persons, including nine police officers and pregnant women and snatched twenty (21) AK47 rifles.
“During the investigation of the armed robbery by the Intelligence Response Team, a CCTV footage of the armed robbery in one of the banks, captured the image of two persons. The CCTV footage was circulated on the social media and this led to their identification as Kunle Ogunleye and Micheal Adikwu. The two persons were tracked and arrested by the police and they made very useful statements and named the five gang leaders who organised the armed robbery.
“Some of the five gang leaders made confessional statements admitting their participation in this worst armed robbery in the history of Nigeria and that they are political thugs under the name, Youth Liberation Movement, aka ‘Good boys’, allegedly sponsored by you and that you have given them firearms, money and vehicles. It was equally discovered that one of the vehicles, a Lexus Jeep, used by the gang leader (Ayoade Akinnibosun) has a sticker plate number “‘SARAKI’ Kwara State of Harmony”.
“The Lexus jeep was parked in the Government House after the arrest of Ayoade Akinnibosun and in order to conceal evidence, the chief of staff to the executive governor of Kwara state, arranged for the removal of the sticker plate number “SARAKI Kwara State of Harmony” from the Lexus jeep and quickly registered it in the name of the suspect, six days after the suspect has been arrested by the police.
“Specifically Ayoade Akinnibosun ‘m’ 27 years in his confessional statement, stated that “members of his group are political thugs working for Senator Bukola Saraki and governor of Kwara state”. That he is the head of the political thugs named Youths Liberation Movement covering about seven (7) local governments areas of Kwara south.
“That he gets vehicle and monetary gifts etc from Senator Bukola Saraki through the chief of staff to the governor of Kwara state; that the last money he got directly from Senator Bukola Saraki was five hundred thousand (N500,000) naira."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Olofa of Offa in Kwara state, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi, expressed concerns that the investigation into the Offa bank robbery case might be jeopardised due to political reasons.
The monarch said that the investigation into the incident was going on smoothly before it was politicised.
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