Friday, June 14, 2019

Tag "Offa robbery"

    Saraki’s aide tackles Lai over Offa robbery claim, tags him ‘guest politician’ in Kwara

Saraki’s aide tackles Lai over Offa robbery claim, tags him ‘guest politician’ in Kwara

Yusuph Olaniyonu, special adviser to Senate President Bukola Saraki on media, says the popularity of Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, in Kwara state is "non-existent".Olaniyonu made the remark in a statement released over a comment credited to the minister.The minister had said Saraki's claim that he offered N10 million for the care of the victims of the Offa [...]

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    Lai: Saraki lied! He didn’t donate a dime after Offa robbery

Lai: Saraki lied! He didn’t donate a dime after Offa robbery

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to stop dancing on the graves of victims of the Offa robbery incident.Mohammed said this while reacting to a comment credited to Saraki's aide.The minister had asked Saraki, who said he donated a sum of N10 million to the victims, not to play politics with the incident.Thereafter, Yusuph Olaniyonu, media [...]

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    Lai describes Saraki as a desperate political warlord

Lai describes Saraki as a desperate political warlord

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has described Senate President Bukola Saraki as a desperate political warlord who is attempting  to trivialise the calamity that befell Offa community in Kwara state in April.Armed robbers had invaded the town, killing 20 persons and raiding banks.After arresting some suspects in connection with the incident, the police said some of them confessed to be loyalists [...]

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    Police speak on death of Offa robbery suspect, say Saraki not off the hook

Police speak on death of Offa robbery suspect, say Saraki not off the hook

The police say Michael Adikwu, principal suspect in the Offa robbery incident, slumped and died in detention.Months after TheCable's report on the matter, Kamaldeen Ajibade, Kwara commissioner of justice, on Wednesday confirmed Adikwu's death.Following the confirmation, Senate President Bukola Saraki called for an inquiry into the development.In a statement on Thursday, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, shed light on the circumstances surrounding Adikwu's demise.He said [...]

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    Police investigators storm Saraki’s office over Offa robbery

Police investigators storm Saraki’s office over Offa robbery

Senate President Bukola Saraki has met with the team of police officers investigating the robbery incident that took place in Offa, Kwara state, in April.In a tweet, Olu Onemola, special assistant to Saraki on new media, said the senate president met with the team of investigators in his office at 1:40pm on Thursday.Onemola said Saraki reiterated at the meeting that [...]

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    Saraki replies IGP: Send officers investigating Offa robbery to my office

Saraki replies IGP: Send officers investigating Offa robbery to my office

Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to send his personnel to his office to take further statements on the robbery incident that took place in Offa, Kwara state, in April.Five banks were raided and 31 people lost their lives in the heist.On Monday night, Idris asked Saraki to report to the office of the intelligence [...]

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    Ministry of justice writes IGP: We can’t establish link between Saraki and Offa robbers

Ministry of justice writes IGP: We can’t establish link between Saraki and Offa robbers

The public prosecution office under the ministry of justice says it cannot establish a link between Senate President Bukola Saraki and the suspects arrested over robbery in Offa, Kwara state.The robbery, which took place on April 5, led to the death of 33 persons, including pregnant women and 12 police officers.The police had alleged that suspects had “direct link” to [...]

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    Police intercept Saraki’s convoy, prevent him from leaving his street

Police intercept Saraki’s convoy, prevent him from leaving his street

Police officers have prevented Senate President Bukola Saraki from leaving the street where his residence is located at in Abuja.The house is located on Lake Chad Crescent in the Maitama district of the nation's capital.Bamikole Omisore and Olu Onemola, aides of the senate president, said he is being held back from honouring the invitation by the police over the robbery [...]

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    IGP summons Saraki over Offa robbery

IGP summons Saraki over Offa robbery

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to appear at the office of intelligence response team (IRT) office in Abuja over the robbery incident that took place in Offa, Kwara state, in April.In a letter dated July 23 and addressed to the senate president, Idris asked Saraki to be at IRT's office at 8am on Tuesday [...]

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    CSOs ask police to produce ‘missing’ Offa robbery suspect

CSOs ask police to produce ‘missing’ Offa robbery suspect

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has asked the Nigeria police force to produce Michael Adikwu, one of the arrested suspects in the Offa robbery incident.Adikwu, who reportedly led the gang in the incident which occurred on April 5, 2018, is said to be missing.Thirty-three people, including pregnant women and 12 police officers, were killed in the attack.TheCable had reported [...]

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    Saraki: Police have received my response to allegations on Offa robbery

Saraki: Police have received my response to allegations on Offa robbery

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the police have received his response on the allegations concerning the Offa robbery incident.The police had invited Saraki over the hesit which took place on April 5 but later asked him to respond in writing within 48 hours.The attack led to the deaths of 33 persons, including pregnant women and 12 police officers.While parading suspects [...]

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    Police: Offa robbers attended wedding of Saraki’s daughter

Police: Offa robbers attended wedding of Saraki’s daughter

The suspects arrested in the Offa robbery operation have "direct connection” with Senate President Bukola Saraki, according to the police.The robbery, which took place on April 5, led to the death of 33 persons, including pregnant women and 12 police officers.In a statement on Wednesday, the police said three gang leaders in the robbery incident accompanied Saraki on the condolence [...]

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    Offa monarch to police: We won’t be party to any attempt to disgrace Saraki

Offa monarch to police: We won’t be party to any attempt to disgrace Saraki

Mufutau Gbadamosi, the olofa of Offa, says his people will not be party to any attempt to ridicule or embarrass Senate President Bukola Saraki.Tajudeen Oloyede, principal private secretary to the monarch, quoted Gbadamosi as saying this in a statement on Wednesday.The police had invited Saraki over a robbery which took place on April 5. The attack led to the death [...]

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    I’ll respond to police in 48 hours, says Saraki

I’ll respond to police in 48 hours, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he will respond to the police in writing within 48 hours.TheCable had reported that the police backtracked on inviting the senate president over the allegations against him but rather, chose to have him respond to in writing.The police had said some of the suspects involved in the robbery in Offa, Kwara state, confessed being thugs [...]

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    Police back down on invitation, give Saraki 48 hours to respond in writing

Police back down on invitation, give Saraki 48 hours to respond in writing

The police have asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to respond to allegations levelled against him in writing instead of appearing at the force intelligence response team office at Abuja over the robbery that took place in Offa, Kwara state.The police had invited the senate president on Sunday, saying some of the suspects involved in the robbery which led to the [...]

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    AUDIO: Saraki didn’t ask us to rob but we are his political thugs, says arrested gang leader

AUDIO: Saraki didn’t ask us to rob but we are his political thugs, says arrested gang leader

On Sunday, the police invited Senate President Bukola Saraki over the robbery attack which took place in Offa, Kwara state, on April 5.Armed robbers had attacked five commercial banks in the community, killing at least 33 persons, including nine police officers.The police later arrested some suspects. Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, paraded them in Abuja on Sunday.Moshood said the force would probe Saraki’s [...]

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