NIGERIA’S Senate President, Bukola Saraki will no longer report to the police station for questioning over his alleged involvement in bank robberies, instead, he will submit a written statement, explaining his link with suspects.
Five members of the criminal gang arrested after the April 5 robbery in Offa, Kwara State claim they were motivated by incentives they receive from Saraki. The police had on Sunday invited the Senate President for questioning.
The former Kwara State Governor however, after a meeting with Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday, announced that the police had asked him to explain in writing within 48 hours what he knew about the robbery suspects.
“They are no longer asking me to appear at the station, but to respond in writing to the allegation within 48 hours which I plan to do,”Saraki tweeted.
Pregnant women and police men were among the 33 people killed during the robbery described by the police as one of the most audacious carried out in Nigeria in recent years.