- Former deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Timi Frank, alleged that IGP, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered SARS to raid the residence of Senate president Bukola Saraki
- Frank declared that Idris would be held responsible anything happens to the Senate president
- The former APC deputy spokesperson, however, called on Nigerians to pray for Saraki's safety
Former deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Timi Frank, alleged that there is a fresh plot to arrest the Senate President Bukola Saraki, on the orders of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris in connivance with the presidency.
Vanguard reports that Frank who made this known in a statement in Abuja said he has reliable information that the IGP reportedly ordered operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to raid Saraki’s residence and arrest him.
Frank said that the Presidency is equally anxious to get back at Saraki over the defections and has mandated the IGP to ensure his arrest and detention simply to embarrass him.
Frank said: “Recall that the police on Tuesday morning laid siege on the residence of the President of the Senate and that of his deputy in a bid to arrest and prevent them from attending plenary. Saraki was able to escape and presided over the Senate.
“Following the development the presidency summoned the IGP and after berating him for failing to gag Saraki, gave him a fresh ultimatum to arrest Saraki using every power at his disposal.
“This act of desperation by the IGP, backed by the presidency against Saraki is condemnable as it has no place in democracy.
“I hereby call on all Nigerias and members of the international community to rise in unison to condemn this act of tyranny and barbarity being perpetrated against the President of the Senate by the present administration using the police.
“As you read this statement the SARS may already be storming the residence of the President of the Senate and I want to call on Nigerians to hold the IGP and the presidency responsible should any harm befall him following the plot to invade of his residence in the dead of the night.”
He added that Saraki is a respectable and responsible leader who cannot hurt a fly, saying all efforts being made by this administration through the police to pin the Offa Robbery allegations on him will once again collapse like the CCT trial.
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He said: “They are only out to victimize Saraki for being the only responsible voice in this administration. They know that their allegations cannot withstand lose legal scrutiny, therefore they want to intimidate, embarrass, arrest and treat him like a common criminal.
“But am rest assured that their present satanic plot against Saraki shall be frustrated by God who has been standing by him in the last three years.”
He called on Nigerians to pray for Saraki as he faces this monumental trial once again.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the convoy of Senate president Bukola Saraki was blocked by the operatives of the SARS 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.
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