SARS Reportedly blocked the convoy of Senate president Bukola Saraki on Tuesday morning, July 24, blocked by the operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad unit of the Nigeria Police, from leaving his Maitama residence in Abuja.
Bamikole Omisore, the special assistant to the Senate president, tweeted that the police blocked the Senate president’s convoy at Lake chad junction on his way to report to the police headquarters upon the last night invitation by the police received at 8pm.
The Senate president was summoned over the robbery incident which took place in Offa, Kwara state in April. In the letter which was sent to Saraki on Monday, July 23, the Senate president was asked to appear at 8am on Tuesday, July 24 “for further investigation
Meanwhile, Senator Saraki has stated that the invitation to him by the police to report to a station in Guzape over the Offa robbery investigation is a mere afterthought which is designed to achieve political purpose. Saraki in a statement sent to NAIJ.com by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that he has it on good authority that the Police had already decided on the suspects to arraign in court in Ilorin, Kwara state on Wednesday based on the advice of the director of public prosecution, Mohammed U.E., and that the turn around to invite him was a ploy aimed at scoring cheap political points.
meanwhile Reports have emerged that operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and police have reportedly barricaded the Apo residence of the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu. An aide to Ekweremandu was said to have confirmed to Daily Sun that the senator might be arrested and detained by the security agencies. The reported siege on Ekweremadu’s residence was also alleged by the spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Ologbondiyan, in a tweet on Tuesday morning, July 24.