Senate President Bukola Saraki has been invited by the Nigeria Police
force in connection with the robbery which recently occurred in Offa,
This was after the Senate President was mentioned by five of the suspects
who confessed to the crime.
Five gang leaders indicted Saraki after they confessed that they were
political thugs of the Senate President and the Governor of Kwara State,
The Force Spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement on Sunday said the
bank robbery led to the death of 33 persons including some pregnant women
and nice police officers.
“The Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki is being invited by the Nigeria
Police Force to report to the Force Intelligence Response Team office at
Guzape, Abuja to answer to the allegations levelled against him from the
confessions of the Five (5) Gang Leaders and some of the other 17 suspects
arrested for direct involvement and active participation in the Offa Bank
Robbery and the gruesome killing of 33 innocent persons which includes
some pregnant women and nine Police personnel,” the police statement read
Millions of naira were carted away during the bank robbery.
The suspects also confessed that rifles belonging to the Nigeria Police
Force in the Armoury of the Police Divisional Headquarters, Offa were
The police said the arrest was made after the arrest of two principal
“The arrests of the five gang leaders and 17 others were made possible
after the arrest of two principal suspects (Kunle Ogunleye aka Arrow 35yrs
and Michael Adikwu an Ex-Convict) whose pictures captured by CCTV in one
of the Banks during the Banks robbery were circulated to the media and the
public. The two principal suspects confessed to be among the suspects led
by the five gang leaders to carry out the Offa Banks Robbery, the attack
on the Divisional Police Headquarters, Offa and the killings of 33
innocent persons on the 5th of April, 2018.
“During interrogation, the five gang leaders further confessed and
volunteered statements that they carried out the bank robberies, the
attack on the Divisional Police Headquarters in Offa and the killings,”
the statement read further.