The President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has described the invitation extended to him by the Nigeria police over the April 5th Robbery in Offa, Kwara State as another ploy to prevent him and his associates from leaving the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The Senate leader, who insisted he has nothing to do with the robbery incident or any criminal matter, assured that the new plot against him will fail.
Dr. Saraki, In a statement made available to Naija News, hinted that the summon by the Police was part of the plan to shuttled the plans of some disgruntled members of APC, including Senators and members of House of Representatives from defecting from the party on Tuesday or Wednesday.
“I am aware that following a request made by the Police on June 13, 2018 to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) of the Federation had written a legal advice dated June 22, 2018, in which he stated on page 5, paragraph (f) that…
“‘For the Senate President and the Kwara State Governor, this office is unable to establish from the evidence in the interim report a nexus between the alleged office and the suspects.’
“The Police have obviously corrupted and politicized their investigations into the Offa robbery incident. They have turned it into an instrument for the party in power to suppress perceived opponents.
“The Police in their haste to embarrass me sent the invitation to me at 8pm and requested that I report to the station by 8am tomorrow morning. This obviously demonstrated their desperation as I do not see why they are now in a hurry.” He said.
Saraki accused the APC of witch-hunting him and some of him colleagues for no just cause, while alleging that the police have been bought over by the powerful forces in the country.
“They also stated in today’s letter that because in my response of June 7, 2018 to their own letter written on June 4, 2018, I stated that I was responding simply to the contents of the letter and that the full text of the statement made by the arrested suspects which they claimed indicted me was not made available to me, there were now including the suspects statements in the current letter.
“Yet, instead of including the suspects’ statements, they only attached two copies of my own letter to the invitation. No suspects statement was made available.
“This plot aimed at compelling me and my associates to stay in a party where members are criminalised without just cause, where injustice is perpetrated at the highest level and where there is no respect for constitutionalism is an exercise in futility and it will fail.
“Once again, my confidence in God and our judicial system remains intact and unshaken. The truth shall also prevail in this case.” he said.