Attorney General Clears Saraki on “Offa” Robbery Case (See Letter)
Abubakar Malami, Nigeria’s federal attorney general, has written to the Nigerian Police stating that there was no evidence that linked Senate President Bukola Saraki and Kwara State Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed to the string of bankrobberies that left 31 persons dead in Offa, Kwara State, in April.
In a letter written signed by U. E. Mohammed, director of public prosecution of the federation and addressed to Idris Ibrahim, the inspector general of police, there was no evidence in the interim report on the matter and his office could not establish a nexus between Saraki, Ahmed, and the suspects.
Mohammed, however, advised the police to carry out a further investigation as it concerns the senator and governor.
“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 offence and the suspects. Hence, it it in our advice that further and thorough investigation in this regard be carried out,” Mohammed said.
“Areas to be covered include but not limited to the following;
“i. Establish whether the planning and the execution of the robbery attack of the 5th April 2018 at Offa was carried out at their instance, knowledge or approval.
“ii. Whether the weapons used for the robbery attack aforementioned were supplied by either the senate president, Bukola Saraki or the governor of Kwara state, Abdulfatai Ahmed.
“iii. And any other area or areas that may assist in establishing a prima facie case of aiding and abetting crime, or accessory after the fact.”
On Monday, the police asked Saraki to appear at the office of intelligence response team (IRT) office in Abuja over the robbery incident.
Saraki, however, replied the police, accusing the force of politicising their investigation.
The senate president did not honour the summons but the police have vowed to do its best in making him comply with the directiv