By Abdullahi Mohammed
As the police chief and the senate fight gets messier, president of the 8th Senate, Bukola Saraki has cried out of the alleged plot by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to implicate him with an unknown criminal suspect. Saraki made this known to the upper chamber of the IGP plan in the plenary on Wednesday
In his claims, Saraki suspected that, the police boss transferred some criminal suspects undergoing interrogation from his native state, Kwara, to Abuja in order for them to make statements to implicating him as their sponsor.
Before now in the heat of power play, the police chief has been having a running battle with the Senate under Mr Saraki, as he repeatedly refusing to honour summons by the senate and accusing its members of criminal behavior.
“Last night, my state governor revealed to me an information at his disposal that a group of suspects who have been arrested in our state for cultism, whose investigation has been completed and were about to be under prosecution under the state law on the advice of DPP and the ministry of justice, all of a sudden being ordered to be transferred to Abuja this morning.
“The information reaching him from the commissioner of police (is) that they have been directed by IGP to bring them to Abuja. With the information that he has, they would find how to alter their statement already made in Ilorin and try and implicate the state government and particularly myself. I felt that as we speak now, these suspects are already here in Abuja.
“These acts I don’t know whether to call it desperation or intimidation. All actions to undermine our democracy (are) a recipe for anarchy because we are doing our work by asking officials to obey the law, due process and subject themselves to constituted authority. I think it is important (we bring) this dangerous development to your attention, country and the international authority of the impunity we are undergoing in this country and the danger to our democracy,” Saraki said.
At press time, the allegation is being debated as requested by Senate Minority leader, Godswil Akpabio. Saraki has so far stepped down for his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu to preside over the matter.