Senate sets up delegation to meet Buhari on alarm raised by Saraki
Saraki raised the alarm at plenary on Thursday after information filtered in that four suspected cultists arrested in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, were being moved to Abuja instead of trying them in the state where they were arrested
The Senate on Wednesday set up a delegation to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the allegation raised by the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, was set to frame him up on murder charges.
Saraki raised the alarm at plenary on Thursday after information filtered in that four suspected cultists arrested in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, were being moved to Abuja instead of trying them in the state where they were arrested.
Idris and the Senate had been at loggerheads over the saga involving Senator Dino Melaye.
The delegation set up to meet Buhari on Wednesday will be led by Saraki himself.
It will also include Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Senator Aliyu Wammako, Senator Danjuma Goje, Senator Ahmad Lawan, Senator Sola Adeyeye, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Senator Fatima Raji Rasaki.
Saraki said during plenary: “Last night, my state Governor (Abdulfatah Ahmed), 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 advise of the DPP (Directorate of Public Prosecution) and the Ministry of Justice, all of a sudden been ordered to be transferred to Abuja this morning.
“The information reaching him from the Commissioner of Police is that they have been directed by the 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 feel 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, 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.
“I bring this dangerous development to your attention, country and the international community of the impunity we are undergoing in this country and the danger to our democracy.”