Saraki Moves To Get Invitation Letter From IGP
The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has made a move to attend to the alleged invitation by the Nigeria Police Force in respect to allegations that he was indicted by Offa banks' robbers.
Just a day after it was reported that the police had invited Senator Saraki over claims by the robbers that they were his political thugs, the Senate President initiated move to attend to the invitation.
The Senate President has denied this allegation.
"It is a baseless allegation," he says
To show his commitment to honouring the invitation, Senator Saraki has given an order to his aide concerning the invitation.
"I have just informed my ADC to get the letter of invitation from the Nigeria Police Force in respect of the allegations raised yesterday," he wrote on his Facebook page.
Saraki further stated that his decision to go for the letter was to enable him "immediately honour the alleged invitation".
He had in his initial statement on the matter asked Nigerians to "disregard this claim as a baseless allegation and another ploy by the Police to implicate him by all means.
“Let it be known that there is no way I could have been associated with armed robbery against my people.
"When the Offa robbery incident happened, I was the first top public official to pay a visit to the place and right there in the palace of the traditional ruler, I put a call through to this same Mr. Ibrahim Idris, the IGP, requesting him to make certain specific security arrangements as demanded by the people.
"This plot is concocted to embarrass me and, in thea mind of the IGP, it is his own response after his refusal to honour the invitation by the National Assembly, headed me, for him to come and offer explanations on the rampant killings and violence across the country.
"Like the earlier one, this frame-up will also fail as I hereby state categorically that I have no link with any band of criminals.
"It is however sad that this abuse of the criminal investigation process aimed at intimidating and over-overawing the legislature, thereby obstructing it from doing its work, is a big threat to our democracy".