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Police back down on Saraki Invitation as IGP visits Osinbajo



Police reportedly back down on Saraki Invitation as IGP visits Osinbajo | BellaNaija

The Nigeria Police Force has backed down on its invitation to Senate President Bukola Saraki over allegations made against him.

This is as the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, met with the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The police had invited Saraki after suspects arrested for the Offa robbery alleged that they were thugs of the Senate President.

The police spokesperson Jimoh Moshood had said the claim would be investigated.

The police have however reportedly rescinded the invitation, asking that Saraki responds in writing instead.

The Senate President shared the news on his Twitter, writing:

I have received the letter from @PoliceNG. They are no longer asking me to appear at any station, but to respond in writing to the allegations within 48 hours — which I plan to do.

According to The Cable, also at the meeting with Osinbajo was Director-General of the Department of State Security (DSS)Lawal Daura.


  1. ogundele teju

    June 5, 2018 at 10:34 am

    the Vp has done a good job by meeting with the IGP over saraki’s case,i just hope and feel this will serve as a lesson to all other politicians out there who believes in harbouring thugs all in the name of Protection

  2. Adeyemi Evidence

    June 5, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Well-done Peace Maker Vice President;Prof Yemi Osinbajo,Our democracy must not be drag to mud.we need to unite to develop our nation.

  3. isaid!!

    June 5, 2018 at 11:34 am

    All or most Nigerian politicians have political thugs. But i am looking at this from another angle..The I.G, did a good job on this investigation, now there shouldn’t be any excuse arresting herdsmen on killing spree, should there?

  4. Adeyemi Evidence

    June 5, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Peace maker Vice President welldone sir,we must not drag our democracy into mud.We need to unite to develop and progress

  5. Dayo

    June 6, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Peace maker ko, Bread maker ni!

    I do not believe in behind-closed-doors “peacemaking”. Transparency, accountability and ultimately the truth emerges from a PUBLIC process (preferably under oath in a courtroom) whereby Police tries to prove its allegations against Saraki and Saraki tries to disprove the Police’s allegations against him. The details of those allegations (especially against the Kwara Gov’s aides) are scary.

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