By Daudu Emmanuel, Abuja
The Senate President Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has denied any link to the suspects of the Offa bank robbery incident in Kwara state.
Addressing a Press Conference in Abuja yesterday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Moshood Jimoh, linked him (Saraki) to the Offa robbery.
But in response to the allegation, Saraki expressed disappointment in Moshood, viewing his link to the robbery as a malicious attempt and a plot to fight his hard earned integrity.
“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.
“In Furtherance, Members of the public will remember that on May 16, 2018, I alerted the Senate about the information passed on to me by my State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatai Ahmed, over a plot by the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to frame me up by getting some suspected cultists arrested in Ilorin to implicate me.
“It is believed that the timely leakage of the plot in that case aborted the use of the suspected cultists to implicate me. Now, it is the Offa bank robbery suspects that are about to be used”, Saraki expressed worry.
Saraki alleged that the plot by Moshood was an arranged allegation as a reprisal that he failed to honour the invitation of the National Assembly on an account to explain his efforts so far on the continues killings across the Nation.
“This plot is concocted to embarrass me and, in the 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”, he added.
The senate president who described himself as a rule of law observer and a respecter of Fundamental principles said he will honour the police invitation.
“As a person who has utmost respect for the rule of law and all constitutional institutions, when the invitation from the Police is formally extended to me, I will be ready to honour it without any delay”.