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Offa Robbery: Investigation on Saraki, Ahmed not over – Police

The Nigeria Police Force has said investigation on Senate President Bukola Saraki and Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed of Kwara state in connection with the bank robbery attack which left over 30 people dead in Offa is far from over.

Jimoh Moshood, Police spokesperson in a statement yesterday said an advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) of the Federation did not free Saraki and governor Ahmed  but only advised more investigation be carried out.

He said a media report suggesting that the legal advice from the DPP that, there was no evidence that linked Saraki and Kwara State Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed to the robbery was not accurate.

Moshood said the legal advice from the DPP did not restrain or restrict the police from investigating further.

He said “It is in the course of further investigations into the case that a letter of invitation dated July 23, 2018 was sent to the Senate President to appear on July 24, 2018 at 8.00am before the investigation team at Intelligence Response Team office, Guzape Junction, Abuja.

“Consequently, the force is hereby re-affirming that the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki has case to answer by virtue of the facts that the statements submitted by the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki earlier to the Investigation Team was not explicit and detailed enough.

“The statement it was discovered requires further clarifications and interrogation and coupled with the fact the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki in his statement, claimed that the full text of the statement of the suspects who indicted him in their confessional statements to the Police was not shown to him.

“It is, therefore, imperative for the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki to report to the Police to make further statement after sighting the full text of the statement of the suspects.

“Furthermore, the Force wishes to inform the media and the public that investigation is still ongoing on the Offa bank robbery and the indictment against the Senate President from the confessions of some arrested principal suspects, and that, there is no  political influence or consideration in the matter.”

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