(By Iheanyi Ezinwo)-Following revelations from suspects in the recent Offa bank robbery in Kara State which led to the killing of policemen and passers by, Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki was summoned, and he agreed to appear before a police team at the headquarters to say all he knows about the gang and the killings.
However, while the dust raised by the invitation was yet to settle, Nigeria Police had a rethink and demanded instead for a response in writing in 24 hours, as tweetted by Saraki, on Monday.
Meanwhile, it does appear that the alleged leader of the gang that carried out the Offa robbery made some statements that suggested he had links with the senate president, Bukola Saraki and Governor AbdulFatai Ahmed of Kwara State but the senate president has since denied the allegations against him.
In its findings however, globalvillageextra.com reports ‘What Gang Leader of Offa Bank robbery Said About Saraki, Kwara State Governor’: Here is the interview they had with the gang leader:
Journalists: Can we meet you ?
*Suspected Gang leader:* My name is Ayodele Akinnibosun aka (Haywhy), I am the chairman of Liberation Youths movement Kwara South, I work for Senate president and Governor Ahmed as political mobilising youth and we have been working for long time since he was Governor of kwara.
*Journalists:* Be specific. What exactly do you do for Saraki, what type of works ?
*suspected gang leader:* we mobilise and do political arrangement for him in kwara south
*Journalists:* describe the work u do, what the police PRO said has to do with Robbery and that is weighty, u are talking politics and that is light. What do u do for Senate’s President?
*Suspected Gang leader:* where we can’t win, we make arrangement there, we scatter elections if we don’t win
*Journalists:* what is the connection between the robbery and the Senate’s President
*Suspected Gang leader:* the connection is that for example , this car was given to me by His Excellency through the Chief of Staff of Kwara state as a gift from leader
*Journalist :* who’s His Excellency?
*Suspected Gang leader:* Governor AbdulFatai Ahmed
*Journalists:* please what has offa robbery got to do with your story , do you participated in offa robbery?
*Suspected Gang leader:* Yes I participated in the Offa robbery , I used this Lexus car given to me for the operations in offa robbery
*Journalists:* In rowdy session……., what was the plan ? They gave u a car for political mobilisation or thuggery issue but you move it into robbery , we want to know the link , u are telling us a different thing , *did the Senate president or governor send u to be killing or stealing from Kwara people* ,simple and straightforward, that’s what we want to know ?
*Suspected Gang leader:* the Senate president and Governor of Kwara state , we have been their political thugs, that’s what encouraged us to the robbery
*Journalists:* So this robbery, how did u get ur weapons, my friend *how did you get weapon , tell us*
*Suspected Gang leader:* it was through this ….ehehn…. one ex , retired police officer, Micheal , …. *dismissed police officer Michael Adikwu*, *he was the one that comes with armunitions*
*Journalists:* *please is this said governor or Saraki aware of the robbery that u did ?. are they aware of the robbery , did they send you the robbery operation?*
*Suspected Gang leader:* *No! They did not send us for the robbery but because we are their political thugs, that’s what led us to the robbery*
*Journalists:* *you have access to governor and Senate president, there’s nothing you need that they won’t give you, why did you have to engage in robbery with all these opportunity ?*
*Suspected Gang leader:* *It is devil that pushed us*