Offa bank robbery: Saraki may be declared wanted – Police

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The police authorities on Tuesday reiterated that its invitation to Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki for allegedly having a hand in the Offa bank robbery in which scores of people were killed in the vile operation must be honoured.

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In a statement authored by the Force Public Relations Officer, Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood,that followed Saraki’s failure to honuor the invitation on Tuesday, the police hinted that the Senate President is in danger of being declared wanted if he refuses to turn up.

The statement read: “The Force, therefore, insists that the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria, is being expected to report to the head of investigation team at the Intelligence Response Team office at Guzape junction, Asokoro Extension, Abuja and should honour the invitation, otherwise the Force will not hesitate to use all the instruments of the law to ensure compliance with the law.”

It also discountenanced report of the invasion of Saraki’s residence and that of the Deputy Senate President Ike Ikeremadu saying: “The Nigeria Police Force’s attention was also drawn to the innuendos in the early hours of today (yesterday) that some policemen were seen surrounding the residence of the Senate President.

“The Force wishes to categorically state that there was no authorized deployment of police personnel to besiege the residence of the Senate President or his deputy as reported in the media.

“The police personnel seen in pictures in the media were those in the convoy of the Senate President and others attached to him.

“However, the Inspector General of Police has directed a thorough investigation to ascertain the facts of the case. The Force will not allow the end of justice to be perverted by this distraction. The Nigeria Police will ensure that the rule of law prevails in this matter.’’

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