The Nigeria Police seemed to have made a U-turn over the invitation it extended to the President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, asking him to appear at the Guzape Police Station, Abuja to answer allegation of his involvement in the brutal Offa robberies of April 4, which left at least 17 people dead, including 9 police officers.
The Police have now told Mr. Saraki that he does not need to appear again in person, saying it was enough if he responded in writing.
This was disclosed on Monday afternoon when the senate president took to his social media platforms to announce that he had received a letter from the Nigeria Police asking him to make his defence in writing and not to appear before police authorities.
Saraki wrote, “Following my earlier tweet, I have received the letter from @PoliceNG. They are no longer asking me to appear at any station, but to respond in writing to the allegations within 48 hours, which I plan to do.”
Recall that the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, had, on Sunday in Abuja while parading suspects involved in the Offa bank robberies, said alleged gang leaders had in their statements implicated Saraki and the Kwara State Governor, Abdufatah Ahmed.
Both men had also quickly dismissed the allegations.