Two More Offa Bank Robbery Suspects Have Indicted Saraki – Police
The Nigeria Police Force has said that two more suspects involved in the bank robbery which took place in Offa, a town in Kwara state, have indicted the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said this while addressing journalists, in Abuja, on Wednesday.
According to him, the two suspects confessed to being political thugs for the Senate President.
They also claimed to have accompanied Senator Saraki to the palace of the traditional ruler of Offa, Olofa of Offa on a condolence visit after the robbery which took place on April 5.
This comes just days after Saraki had earlier been indicted by five of the Offa bank robbery suspects who confessed to the crime on Sunday.
The five gang leaders claimed that they were political thugs of the Senate President and the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed.
Moshood on Wednesday added that Saraki was further indicted as the five gang leaders paraded on Sunday celebrated with Senator Saraki during his daughter’s wedding and they appeared in the same outfit (Aso Ebi) with the wife of the Senate President.
The gang leader, Ayoade Akinnibosun, however, insists that they are only political thugs to the Senate President and that he had no knowledge that they perpetrated the criminal act.
The Senate President, however, denied the allegations. He said on Sunday that he has no link with criminals. He also described the allegations as ‘baseless’ and “another ploy by the Police to implicate him by all means.”
The Offa robbery attack which occurred on April 5, 2018, has since left a lingering sour taste. According to the police, 33 persons including some pregnant women and nine police officers were killed in the attack. The police force has however promised that they will not be intimidated in the discharge of their duties.