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The Suspected armed robbers allegedly involved in the April 5, deadly bank robbery in Offa town on Friday, pleaded not guilty to Criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, illegal firearms, culpable homicide preferred against them at the Kwara High Court, Ilorin.

Bukola Saraki

Following eventual disclosure by the Police that Michael Adikwu, the principal suspect in the deadly bank robbery attacks in Offa, Kwara State, on April 5, 2018, is dead, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on the Presidency to institute a judicial inquiry into the ‘how and when’ the suspect died.


This was as the lead counsel to the suspect, Ibrahim Adelodun (SAN), bemoaned the failure of the police to release another suspect over the same incident, Alhaji Babatunde AbdulWahab, the Chief o Staff to the governor, who has been granted bail by another high court in the state


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on July 23, invited Saraki to report to the Head of Intelligence Response Team on July 24 at 8 a.m. in Guzape, Abuja, over the recent Offa robbery.


Saraki in a statement 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, U.E. Mohammed, and that the turn around to invite him was a ploy aimed at scoring cheap political points.