IG plans to implicate me, Saraki tells Senate

IG plans to implicate me, Saraki tells Senate

IG plans to implicate me, Saraki tells Senate

Saraki, who made the allegation on Wednesday, May 16, during plenary, claimed that the IGP had ordered that some suspected cultists arrested in Kwara state be transferred to Abuja, where they are expected to make statements that will implicate him.

The Kwara State Government has expressed concern over the transfer of four suspected cultists, arrested in the state, by the state police command to Abuja, ROYAL NEWS reports.

The Senate is still discussing appropriate response to the information as at the time of writing this story.

Mr Saraki stepped down from presiding to allow his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, to preside as advised by Ibn Na'Allah. Last night, a group of suspects that had been arrested in Kwara state for cultism and whose investigations had been completed, and were about to go under prosecution under state law under the advice of the DPP and Ministry of Justice.

It is also imperative to let the public know that previous year, suspects arrested over the mayhem and killings of innocent people in Ile-Ife, Osun State and those arrested in Southern Kaduna crisis in Kaduna State and suspects arrested in connection with Zaki-biam killings in Benue State were all transferred to the Force Headquarters, Abuja for further investigation before they were arraigned in court of competent jurisdiction.

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.

Saraki said he felt obliged to share the information with his colleagues because of the gravity of the matter and the grave danger it portends to Nigeria's democracy. 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.

"These acts I don't know whether to call it desperation or intimidation, all actions to undermine our democracy, a recipe for anarchy because we are doing our work by asking officials to obey the law, due process and subject themselves to constituted authority.

I think it is important, I think this risky development, to your attention, country and the global authority of the impunity we are undergoing in this country and the danger to our democracy", he added.

Speaking on the order raised by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Senate Leader, described the meeting with the President as "the best", as it gives the lawmakers an opportunity to lay their complain directly to the Commander in Chief.

Others are: Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriations Danjuma Goje; his counterpart in Agriculture Abdullahi Adamu; Aliyu Wammako; Sam Egwu; Fatima Raji-Razaki and Oluremi Tinubu.

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