JUST IN: IGP Idris wants to implicate me in criminal case – Saraki

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Bukola Saraki and IGP Ibrahim Idris
Bukola Saraki and IGP Ibrahim Idris

IGP Idris wants to implicate me in criminal case – Saraki

NEWS DIGEST – The Senate president, Bukola Saraki has raised alarm over the plot of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to implicate him and Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmad in criminal case involving some cultists case.

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Saraki who raised the alarm during today’s plenary said the IGP has ordered for the transfer of some cultists  arrested in Kwara to Abuja.

He said Kwara state governor told him last night that the IGP ordered for the transfer of the suspects to alter their statement and implicate him.

Read Senate President Saraki’s full statement on the issue:

STATEMENT BY SENATE PRESIDENT INTIMATING SENATORS OF PLOT AGAINST HIM BY IGP

1. My Distinguished colleagues, there is an issue which I need to bring to your attention very urgently.

2. Last night,  my State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatai Ahmed revealed to me an information at his disposal that a group of suspects who had been in police cells for several weeks for cultism and whose investigation had been concluded with prosecution about to commence under the State law based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and the Ministry of Justice were ordered to be transferred to Abuja this morning.

3. According to the information available to the Governor, the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Ibrahim directed the Commissioner of Police in Kwara State to immediately transfer the men to the Force Headquarters. The plan, as the Governor was made to understand is that, under duress, the suspects would be made to alter the statements they already made in Ilorin. They will then be made to implicate the Kwara State Government, and in particular, myself, in their new statement.

4. This plot is part of the strategy by the IGP Idris to settle scores over the declaration by this honourable Chamber that he is not qualified and competent to hold any public office, within and outside the country and that he is an enemy of Nigerian democracy based on his usual disrespectful conduct towards lawful authorities.

5. In my own view,  this plot is an act of desperation, blackmail, intimidation, abuse of office and crude tactics aimed at turning our country  into a Police State where top officials cannot be made to obey the law, follow due process and subject themselves to constituted authorities.

6. I want to bring this dangerous development to the attention of all of you my colleagues, the entire country and the international community so that you can be aware of the level of impunity in our country and the danger it constitute to our democracy.

Thank you, all

Sen. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON.

May 16, 2018.

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1 COMMENT

  1. When is this son of Satan Buloka Saraki going to answer for his many crimes?
    This chap talk of impunity when he is the poster child of corruption and impunity. Because of people like him and Melaye it will be better to temporarily return to a police state in order to serve, deliver justice and the WISHES of the people of Nigeria on them.
    It is clear that this letter was written as a preemptive stance against the rule of law.
    In fact the whole chamber is a disgrace to democracy.

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