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Again, Police Summon Senate President, Saraki Over Offa Killings


Trouble is not yet over for Senate President Bukola Saraki over the killing of 31 persons following an armed robbery attack in Offa, Kwara State on April 5, 2018.
The celebrated robbery, the police said, claimed 31 lives. Police said the suspects arrested in the attack, which the police described as the most deadly armed robbery in the country’s history, confessed to being sponsored by Saraki.
The Senate President was previously summoned by the police in June, but the invitation was abruptly withdrawn and the top lawmaker was required to submit his response to the allegations in writing.
Saraki complied with the demand, and no updates had been released from the police about the matter ever since.
However, in a statement Monday night by the Force Headquarters, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris wrote to Saraki, asking him to turn himself in to clarify some grey areas in his statement.
The police said Saraki had said in his statement that he would not comment on the purported confession of the suspects since he was not privy to the specifics of their statements.
The police said Saraki would now have the chance to read the statements of his accusers when he turned himself in at the Intelligence Response Team in Guzape neighbourhood, Abuja. He was asked to come by 8:00 a.m. on July 24.
A spokesperson for Saraki was not immediately available for comments, but it was expected that the Senate President would honour the invitation.
He expressed his readiness to honour the previous one issued to him until the police withdrew it by themselves.
Saraki had maintained his innocence, saying the police allegations were politically-motivated.

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