During senate plenary on Wednesday, Senate President Bukola Saraki said he had been hinted of a plot by Idris to implicate him in the trial of some suspected cultists arrested in Ilorin.

He quoted Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, as telling him that the IGP ordered that the suspects should be taken to Abuja where their statements would be altered.

“With the information that he has, they would find how to alter their statement already made in Ilorin and try and implicate the state government and particularly myself,” he said.

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The senate then set up a team to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the issue.

But the police IG has denied the allegation, describing it as an attempt to divert police investigation into the alleged crime of the “cultists”.

Speaking via a statement issued by Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, Idris said there is “no iota of truth” in what Saraki said.

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He, however, admitted that the suspects are to be transferred to Abuja “to enable a thorough and discreet investigation into the crime”.

The IGP refused to honour the invitation of the senate on three separate occasions.

The upper legislative chamber had branded him an enemy of democracy, saying he is unfit to hold any public office.

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