Emerging reports indicate the Nigeria Police early Tuesday morning blocked the Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki’s convoy.
Saraki was sent an invitation on Monday night to report on Tuesday for an 8 am meeting with the police at the Guzape Station in Abuja.
The invitation was in connection with the Offa robbery attack where over 30 persons were killed.
According to the police, leaders of the Offa robbery gang confessed they had a relationship with Saraki.
But the Senate President insisted he knew nothing about the incident.
Reports stated the police had initially blocked Saraki’s convoy thinking he was going to dodge the invitation. He was, however, allowed to exit his residence when they realised he was going to honour the police invitation.
Saraki in a swift reaction to the invitation said the invite by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, was a ploy aimed at scoring cheap political points.
He added that the alleged plot to keep him and his associates in the All Progressives Congress with the case had failed.
“I have been reliably informed that the police invitation was planned by IG as a ploy to stop an alleged plan by some senators and House of Representatives members from defecting from the All Progressives Congress.
“It was also said that if I was detained between Tuesday and Wednesday, that will abort the so-called defection plan,” he said.