Offa Robbery: Police Give Saraki 48 Hours To Send Written Defence


The police have given President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, till Wednesday to present his written defence on his alleged link  with suspected robbers, who invaded banks  in Offa on April 4.

Saraki, who disclosed this on Monday  in his facebook and tweeter handle, had earlier said that he was ready to honour the invitation of the police.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, had, on Sunday in Abuja while parading suspects involved in the Offa bank robberies, said alleged gang leaders levelled allegations against Saraki and the Kwara State Governor,  Abdufatah Ahmed.

Moshood had said that Saraki had been asked to report to the Force Intelligence Response Team Office at Guzape, Abuja to answer to the allegations reportedly levelled against him by five alleged gang leaders.

But  on Monday morning, the Senate President  said he was ready to honour an invitation by the police. The lawmaker said he had instructed his aide-de-camp to get the invitation letter from the police.

He wrote, “I have just informed my ADC to get the letter of invitation from @PoliceNG in respect of the allegations raised yesterday (Sunday)— so that I can immediately honour the alleged invitation.”

Later, the Senate President announced that he had received a letter from the police asking him to make his defence in writing and not to appear in person.

“Following my earlier tweet, I have received the letter from @PoliceNG. They are no longer asking me to appear at any station, but to respond in writing to the allegations within 48 hours, which I plan to do,” Saraki wrote.

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