The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) yesterday insisted that Senate President Bukola Saraki must appear in person before investigators to be interrogated over his alleged links to the infamous Offa Banks robberies.
NPF spokesman ACP Jimoh Moshood told Journalist in Abuja on Wednesday that the police did not ask Saraki to reply allegations leveled against him in writing.
Moshood made this known while parading two more suspects recently arrested over the Offa Bank robbery indicted Senate President Bukola Saraki.
He said the Police have arrested two out of the three suspects mentioned by the overall gang leader of Offa Bank Robbery Ayoade Akinnibosun during parade of suspects on 3rd June 2018.
He recalled that, “on 3rd June, 2018, I paraded before the Media and the Public Fifteen suspects, (Five ‘5’ Gang Leaders and Ten ‘10’ principal Suspects) who admitted, confessed and volunteered statements to the Police Investigation Team on the active criminal roles they played in the Bank Robbery of Six Commercial Banks, attack on Divisional Police Headquarters, Offa and the killing of Thirty Three innocent persons.
He explained that during the parade, the main gang leader, Ayoade Akinnibosun mentioned three other suspected vicious and notorious political thugs and in possession of Firearms, ammunition and other dangerous weapons working according to him for the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki in the Kwara central Senatorial District, namely Alhaji Kehinde Gobiri aka Captain, Alhaji Oba Shuaib Olododo aka Jawando and Alhaji Dona.
Moshood said the two suspects; Kehinde Gobiri and Oba Shuaib Olododo are now in Police custody and have admitted to various crimes and criminalities they have committed in Kwara Central Senatorial District under the guise of political thuggery for the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki.
He noted that, “They are currently under investigation and will be charged to court on completion of investigation.
“These confessions were made before the media and the public on the 3rd of June, 2018. It is therefore, evidently clear that the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki has case to answer,”he added.
Moshood said, “It was also discovered during further investigations that three gang leader; Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibukunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham followed the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki to Oloffa’s Palace when the Senate President paid a condolence visit to Offa after the Bank Robbery.”
He said, “New revelations from further investigation into the matter show that all the five gang leaders namely; Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibukunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salawudeen Azeez, Niyi Ogundiran have direct connection to the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki as new pictures of one of the five gang leaders when paraded by the Police early in the week was in ‘Aso Ebi’ (trouser) used during the Senate President daughter’s wedding.”
He also said, “The Five gang leaders further admitted that they attended the Senate President daughter’s wedding held recently.”
Moshood said, “The Nigeria Police Force will not be cowed or succumb to intimidation from any quarter in carrying out a thorough and discreet investigation into the Offa Bank Robbery where significant successes have been recorded. The ongoing investigation will be driven to a logical conclusion.”
He said, “The Senate President, Bukola Saraki is still under investigation in connection to the Offa bank Robbery and the Nigeria Police Force will do everything possible within the ambit of the law to ensure that justice is done in this case.”