The DPP doesn’t think there’s a link between Saraki and Offa Robbery

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The Public Prosecution office under the Ministry of Justice has said it could not establish a link between Senate President Bukola Saraki and the suspects arrested over robbery in Offa, Kwara state.

The police had alleged that the suspects had “direct link” to Saraki and Abdulfatai Ahmed, Governor of Kwara with some of the suspects reportedly claiming Saraki had provided them with some of the exhibits used for the operation.

Both Saraki and Ahmed have continued to deny all of the allegations brought against them.

In a letter seen below, Mohammed U.E, Director, Public Prosecution of the Federation, told Idris Ibrahim, Inspector- General of Police, that his office could not establish a nexus between Saraki, Ahmed, and the suspects from the evidence in the interim report on the matter.

“For the Senate president and the Kwara state governor, this office is unable to establish from the evidence in the interim report a nexus between the alleged offence and the suspects. Hence, it it in our advice that further and thorough investigation in this regard be carried out,” Mohammed said.

He however advised the police to carry out further investigations as it concerns the Senator and Governor.

“Areas to be covered include but not limited to the following;

“i. Establish whether the planning and the execution of the robbery attack of the 5th April 2018 at Offa was carried out at their instance, knowledge or approval.

“ii. Whether the weapons used for the robbery attack aforementioned were supplied by either the senate president, Bukola Saraki or the governor of Kwara state, Abdulfatai Ahmed.

“iii. And any other area or areas that may assist in establishing a prima facie case of aiding and abetting crime, or accessory after the fact.”

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