Saraki cries out over alleged set-up by police IG – Senate President Bukola Saraki said on Wednesday that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris was planning to frame him up for a crime.
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The Senate President who made the disclosure during the Wednesdays sitting said that intelligence reports made available to him by the Governor of Kwara State, Abdufatah Ahmed indicated the IGP was planning to move some persons already investigated in the state to Abuja where they would be made to change their earlier statements and implicate him (Saraki) in criminal acts.
After making the statement, Saraki vacated the seat to enable Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu to preside on the debates.
While briefing his colleagues, Saraki said: “There is an issue I need to bring to your attention urgently. Last night, a group of suspects that had been arrested in Kwara state for cultism and whose investigation had been completed & were about to go under prosecution under state law under the advice of the DPP and Ministry of Justice.
“All of a sudden they are being ordered to be transferred to Abuja this morning. The information reaching him as he received from the Inspector General of Police, is that they had been directed by the IGP to bring them to Abuja.
The information that he has is for them to try to see how they will alter the statement that they already made in Ilorin and try to implicate the State Government and particularly myself.
“As we speak now, these suspects are already here in Abuja. These acts are of desperation, blackmail and intimidation.
All actions to undermine our democracy are a recipe for anarchy because we are doing our work tasking officials to obey the law, due process and subject themselves to constitutional authority.
“I think it is important that I bring these dangerous developments to your attention, and the attention of the entire country.”
Following the take over of the seat by the Deputy Senate President, Senators took time to debate the issue and called for thorough investigations.