Saraki Presides Over Plenary After Fresh Police Invite

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Updated July 24, 2018
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File photo of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Senate Chambers


Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday presided over plenary after a fresh invitation to him from Nigeria Police Force sparked controversy.

The Senate President, who entered the Senate chamber by 10:40 am to preside over the plenary, told his colleagues that security operatives had blocked the road leading to his house and laid siege on the residence of his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

Some security operatives were seen at his residence on Tuesday morning while several heavily armed security operatives were spotted at the residence of the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekeweremadu.

His convoy was reportedly blocked by security operatives hindering him from leaving his residence.

It is however not clear how the Senate President manoeuvred his way out of his residence.

The fresh drama started on Monday when the Senate President was invited by the police over the April 5, 2018, bank robbery in Offa, Kwara State, which left more than 31 persons dead.

The letter of invitation which was signed by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, requested that Saraki should report to the Head of the Investigation Team at the Intelligence Response Team on Tuesday morning in Abuja, for further investigation on the matter.

But the Senate President faulted the invite and accused the police of politicising the investigation.

Dr Saraki insisted he had nothing to do with the robbery.