Saraki reportedly goes underground following police invitation, invasion

Saraki reportedly goes underground following police invitation, invasion

- The Senate president Bukola Saraki has reportedly gone into hiding after police's invitation

- The invitation extended to him by the police is said to have been related to the Offa armed robbery incident in April

- Saraki's convoy was earlier blocked by the operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad unit of the Nigeria police, Abuja

Emerging reports have it that the Senate president Bukola Saraki might have gone into hiding following the invitation extended to him by the police to report and answer questions relating to the Offa armed robbery incident in April.

The police had on Monday night, July 23, declared that Saraki should appear at its Intelligence Response Team at Guzape in Abuja by 8am on Tuesday, July 24.

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Daily Trust reports that Saraki in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu on Monday night, July 23, accused the APC of being behind the fresh police invitation.

Meanwhile, emerging reports claimed that the Senate President Bukola Saraki presided over the Senate after he reportedly escaped from police blockage of his residence in Abuja.

Saraki had been on the National Assembly Complex premises long before the plenary began. Sahara Reporters reported that there was palpable tension at the National Assembly as Senate president Bukola Saraki, drove himself into the National Assembly complex in a private vehicle.

NAIJ.com had reported that 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 6am 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.

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In a related development, the Senate might sit on Tuesday, July 24, following the siege on the homes of its principal officers, Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu.

The homes of both men were barricaded by security operatives from the Nigerian Police Force, the Department of State Security in conjunction with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday morning 24.

In reaction to the development, an aide to Ekweremadu, who refused to be quoted, reportedly stated that the upper legislative chamber would not sit, as plenary was supposed to begin at 9am.

He stated: “The siege is still on as of 8:30am when I got there, and I cannot even confirm the whereabouts of my boss at the moment.

“The implication of both actions is that the Senate will not sit today if the two presiding officers were still deprived of their freedom of movement or arrested before plenary which starts at 9am."

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