Offa bank robbery suspects. Photo: Nigeria Police

The Nigeria Police Force says Senate President Bukola Saraki has once again been indicted by some arrested suspects of Offa bank robbery in their confessional statements.

Spokesman for the police, Jimoh Moshood, made this known while addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.

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The police claim that the arrested suspects have confessed to being political thugs for the Senate President and that they accompanied Senator Saraki to the palace of the traditional ruler of Offa, Olofa of Offa on a condolence visit after the robbery.

The five gang leaders further claimed that they were political thugs of the Senate President and the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed.

Moshood added that Saraki was further indicted as the five gang leaders paraded on Sunday said they celebrated with Saraki during his daughter’s wedding and they appeared in the same outfit with his wife, Toyin.

The gang leader, Akinnibosun, however, insists that they are only political thugs to the Senate President and that he had no knowledge that they perpetrated the criminal act.

The Senate President, however, denied the allegations, saying that he has no link with criminals.

He also described the allegations as ‘baseless’ and “another ploy by the police to implicate him by all means.”