- An Abuja court has ordered IGP Ibrahim Idris to summon Senate President Bukola Saraki
- The court ordered Saraki to be summoned over his alleged involvement in Offa robbery
A Grade One Area Court in ACO Estate, Lugbe, Abuja, has served the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, a warrant of criminal summons against Senate President Bukola Saraki over the Offa bank robbery incident.
In the letter served to the IGP by Barrister Oluwatosin Ojaomo, the court requested IGP Idris to immediately execute the service of the criminal summons on the senate president in line with Section 122 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.
Daily Trust reports that the warrant was issued on July 31 in a case with number: CR/196/18 between Ojaomo and Bukola Saraki.
Baristr Ojaomo accused Saraki, of “Obstructing a criminal investigation and disobeying a public officer carrying out a lawful responsibility” which he said is an offence under sections 136 and 149 of the Penal Code.
The case has been fixed for September 10.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that an Abuja High Court sitting in Jabi and presided over by Justice M. A. Nasir of vacation court 2, has issued an order restraining the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF); Inspector General of Police (IGP); and the Nigeria police force from interrogating, harassing, inviting, arresting and detaining the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
This is pending the hearing of the substantive matter filled by 10 human rights lawyers in suit number CV/2454/18.
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