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Nemesis: Police invite Saraki over Offa robbery

The Nigerian police have invited Senate President Bukola Saraki for investigation over indictment by five suspects in the Offa bank robbery.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood said in a statement released on Sunday that Saraki has been invited to appear before a police panel for interrogation.

He said that five of the 22 suspects arrested over the April 5 bloody bank robbery in Offa confessed having connection with Saraki.

At least 33 people were killed in the robbery.

“Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki is being invited by the Nigeria Police Force to report to the Force Intelligence Response Team office at Guzape, Abuja to answer to the allegations levelled against him from the confessions of the Five (5) Gang Leaders.’’

According to the statement, the suspects that named Saraki are Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibukunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salawudeen Azeez, and Niyi Ogundiran.

“ … some of the other Seventeen (17) suspects arrested for direct involvement and active participation in the Offa Bank Robbery and the gruesome killing of THIRTY THREE (33) innocent persons which includes (some pregnant women and nine (9) Police personnel).”

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, had offered N5 million to anyone who provides information that will lead to the arrest of those involved in the robbery attack in Offa on Thursday, in which about 30 people were killed.

The governor also called on anyone with useful information on the incident to contact the state police command on the following numbers (0803 739 1280 and 0803 702 4320).

“While we mourn our dead with a heart full of sadness, and care for the injured by paying all their medical bills.

“We will do everything in our power to bring the attackers to justice, and ensure that never again does any community or people in our state experience such tragedy”, Gov. Ahmed said.

The suspected kingpins in the robbery are reported to have made startling confessions.

At least 22 suspected in connection with the bank robbery, including the ring leaders, are currently detained for investigations.

According to a reliable source, a dismissed Corporal in the Nigeria Police, Mr. Micheal Adikwu, led the operation.

He was assisted by another leader, Mr. Kunle Ogunleye a.k.a Arrow, and one Abel and others. (NAN)