Exclusive news reaching benconews.com this morning has it that both homes of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu are surrounded by some policemen, thus preventing people from going in or coming out of the houses which are both situated in Maitama, Abuja.
Both Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu’s spokespersons, Yusuf Olaniyan and Uche Ani Chukwuka confirmed this development respectively.
Meanwhile, the Senate President is expected to show up at the Special anti-robbery squad office in Abuja this morning on issues related to the Offa robbery, but as you read he’s nowhere near the station. According to our correspondent who is on ground at the anti-robbery squad office, it’s raining heavily in Abuja this morning with media officials and some Saraki’s kinsmen on ground.
According to Olaniyan, Saraki was prevented from going out this morning. He said “As we are talking, his whereabouts is unknown to us. His numbers are blocked. We can’t reach him. He would have been with the police this morning if not for what is happening.”
Though speculations are rife that the barricade and house arrest could be as a result of the looming mass defection that we heard will take place today, Olaniyan said, ”we don’t even have official information as to know why this is happening. This invitation I guess is a preventive measure by some people who don’t want the defection to take place. The letter got to him by 8pm yesterday and he has not even digested it and contacts his lawyers.”