A witness in the Offa robbery case which took place on the 5th of April, 2018, Shamsudeen Bada has accused men of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) led by embattled DCP, Abba Kyari of torturing him.
According to Baba, the police operatives tortured him to implicate former Senate President, Bukola Saraki in the bank robbery.
The former Vice Chairman of Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State stated on Thursday in Kwara State High Court.
He recounted his experience during the resumed trial of the suspects in the robbery case in Ilorin, the state capital.
Police had charged five suspects, Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibikunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham and two others to court.
Naija News learnt that the suspects were charged with criminal conspiracy to rob the banks, murder of nine policemen and other citizens, and illegal possession of firearms.
Baba during cross-examination in court said while in detention, the Abba Kyari-led IRT operatives promised them they would be freed if they named Saraki as their sponsor.
He said, “Ayo Akinrinbosun was shot in the leg when he declined to indict Saraki.
“After he was shot, my health started deteriorating. DCP Abba Kyari brought some nurses to treat me. Before I was eventually released, the police officers gave me conditions that I must not grant any press interview, I must not go to court and that I should quit politics”.
According to Bada, Officer Adele directly told him, “You these Kwara boys, we will show you shege. I was hanged and I told them I can’t lie even if I would die.
“They also said we were the boys Saraki used to hijack the APC congress then in Kwara adding that ‘We will take Kwara from your leader.”
The case was adjourned by Justice Haleemah Salman to the 16th,17th and 18th of January, 2023 for the continuation of cross-examination by the prosecution and trial.