JUST IN: Protests Rock Ilorin Over Plans To Implicate Saraki In Murder Case
Supporters of the Senate President on Wednesday stormed the Kwara State Government House; claiming that they have uncovered a plot to implicate Bukola Saraki in a murder case.
The supporters who came out in their large numbers carried placards with various inscriptions which read "Fresh plot to frame up Senator Saraki Exposed”, "Stop intimidating Senate President Bukola Saraki Enough is enough" among others.
The leader of the group, Taofiq Olategun who spoke on behalf of members of Kwara Agenda, said: "Our attention has been drawn to a fresh plot by the Federal Government to implicate the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki (CON) in a murder case involving one Lanre Mohammed Soliu.
"It is on record that Lanre Mohammed Soliu was recently paraded alongside five others by the Kwara state police commissioner, Aminu Pai Saleh, as members of Aiye confraternity cult group.
"Soliu was specifically accused of killing one Yemi Bayero of Ago market, Ilorin.
"The offenses which the suspect allegedly committed were carried out in Ilorin, Kwara state, and expectedly he's supposed to be tried in a competent court of jurisdiction in the state.
"We are, however, alarmed by a new twist to the whole issue. As we are speaking with you, Soliu is being transported to Abuja by men of Kwara state police command.
"This is not our concern, but our concern is about the plot by the powers that be to torture and force the suspect to implicate Dr Bukola Saraki.
"We have it on good authority that the main purpose of transferring the self- confessed cultist to Abuja is to implicate the Senate President in the whole saga.
Olategun reiterated that as concerned youths of Kwara state, they want to appeal to men of conscience across the country to prevail on the Federal Government to stop intimidating and humiliating the President of the Senate.
"We are using this forum to warn those behind this fresh plot to frame and tarnish the image of our leader to retrace their steps. We have no doubt in our mind that this fresh plot like the ones before it shall fail" he stated.
Addressing the supporters of the Senate President, the Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed urged them to maintain law and order.