Saraki Raises Alarm, Says IGP Idris Plotting To Implicate Him, Gov. Abdulfatah

Elias Hubbard
May 17, 2018

Although Saraki said he only called the attention of the lawmakers to the plot, the Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, raised a point of order to ask the Senate to investigate the matter.

The Senate President said he was informed that the suspected cultists who he said are already in Abuja will be tutored to implicate him.

The Kwara State Police Command had last week paraded the son of a former Police image maker in Kwara State among six suspected.

Other alleged victims were identified with their first names only: Lateef, Jamiu, Segun, Wasiu, Musiliu, another Lateef, Abbey a student of Kwara Polytechnic and Lanre, who was killed on 23 August, 2015 at Isale Aluko Area of Ilorin.

"This is to enable a thorough and discreet investigation into the crime".

Speaking at plenary on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Saraki said some cultists whose investigation had been completed and awaiting prosecution have been ordered to be transferred to Abuja by IGP Idris.

The information reaching him as he received from the Inspector General of Police, is that they had been directed by the IGP to bring them to Abuja.

The police warned that with the red-herring statement credited to the Senate President, the families of the victims could be discouraged from coming forward to give evidence against them.

The Senate President who made the disclosure during the Wednesdays sitting said that intelligence reports made available to him by the Governor of Kwara State, Abdufatah Ahmed. With the information that he has, they would find how to alter their statement already made in Ilorin and try and implicate the state government and particularly myself.

"The Nigeria Police Force is shocked at the unbelievable claims, unverifiable allegations and unfounded accusations being peddled against the IGP by the Senate President, accusing the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris of plot and strategies against him to settle scores".

He said the plot is an act of desperation, blackmail and crude tactics aimed at turning Nigeria into a Police state where top government officials can not be made to obey the law.

"I know the gravity of the issue that is why I am bringing it to your attention and to continue to let our colleagues and the world know presently the danger we are going with and the levels of the rascality that is going on with some of these actions".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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