Nigerians react to claims linking Senate President to Offa robbery suspects

Nigerians have reacted to reports by the Nigeria Police Force linking the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to armed robbery suspects in the Offa Bank robbery incident.

Force Spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood had over the weekend disclosed that some of the suspects arrested in connection with the Offa Bank robbery incident, had allegedly indicted Saraki and the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed.

Against this backdrop, the Police had summoned the Senate President for questioning.

But Saraki in a swift reaction, claimed that the Police was plotting to frame him.

Reacting to the saga, Nigerians who took to their Twitter handle wrote: @akaebube: “My attention has been drawn to the fact that Police has summoned Senate President, Saraki while DSS has withdrawn operatives attached to him. Ladies and Gentlemen, Our Democracy is now in injury time.”

@pius_adesanmi: “To think that I did a thread on Naija politicians and empowerment only yesterday! Now that Saraki & Kwara State Gov appear to have empowered wahala, let’s hope their corrupt peers in Naija’s leadership will stop d madness of looting funds & “empowering” their victims with trifle.”

@jacksonpbn: “ Offa Bank Robber said @bukolasaraki bought him a car, dlivered thru the Chief of Staff to Gov Ahmed of Kwara State. What is the link btw Saraki, Gov Ahmed and the Offa Bank Robeery and killing, robber has no answer, yet @PoliceNG summon Saraki. We are indeed finished in Nigeria!”

@jacksonpbn: “The same way Obasanjo used character assassination against Atiku, is the same way Buhari and his goons have employed character assassination against any perceived, real or imagined opposition to Buhari. But soon, they would know Saraki is a deft politician!”

@akaebube: “I watched police spokesman talk about Rule of law while addressing newsmen on the Saraki summon. Rule of law that his boss failed to observe when Senate summoned him. I have said it before that we should decide whether to practice democracy or return it to the owners. EOD!”

@ogundamisi: “@bukolasaraki called for a “sweeping investigation and prosecution of all suspects.” implicated in Offa Deadly Armed Robbery. @PoliceNG are obliging him. Problem is the investigation is leading right back to Saraki. Someone get me my pop-corn.”

@SKSolaKuti: “ If I were Saraki, I would get my lawyer to inform the police that I would only be available on Tuesday at 4pm. Tuesday morning I would impeach Buhari and Osinbajo…then become acting president and arrest the IGP for murder of Kano REC.”

@Lexy63306393: “Can Saraki tell us he doesn’t know the guys. Although he did not send them to rob but he is their God father.”

@bazamfarey: “If Saraki cannot sponsor arm robbers, how can PMB sponsor headsmen?”

@Karovoni: “I don’t believe Saraki paid those guys to rob Offa bank, not in the least. But are they his thugs?”

@Ifeabunike: ”I called Bullshit on this issue when I saw that RX300 customized with Saraki’s name being paraded by the Police. These lots don’t rate us at all.

@gimbakakanda: “The resources being invested in these politically motivated hunts of renegade politicians, from Shehu Sani through Dino Melaye to Bukola Saraki, would’ve saved hundreds of lives killed in Zamfara, Benue, Taraba and all vulnerable areas under attack.”

@isaajibola: “Yes, Saraki might be implicated because they might be one his political thugs but he didn’t tell them to go en rob banks with the equipment. Saraki will deny them in the end. Late Baba Adedibu thugs in Ibadan also terrorised people during his time.”

@Agoras: “Offa robbery suspects telling the corrupt police they were “political thugs” of Saraki does not mean that Saraki or Kwara State governor sent them to rob and kill. This case stinks. Buhari should be ashamed of himself. In 2019, Tinubu, Osinbajo and Buhari will be kicked out.”

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