The Nigeria Police Force has made known the reason it summoned Senate President Bukola Saraki to answer to allegations surrounding his links to the armed robbers who raided banks in Offa in April.
It said five principal suspects, among 15 others paraded in Abuja in connection to the Offa robbery, indicted the senate president in their statements.
According to Jimoh Moshood, the police spokesperson, one Ayoade Akinnibosun among the suspects and acclaimed leader of the robbery gang said they were political thugs of Saraki and Kwara state governor Abdulfatah Ahmed.
Moshood said at a press briefing in Sbujs on Sunday, June 3, 2018: “The Five (5) gang leaders namely; Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibukunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salawudeen Azeez, Niyi Ogundiran and some of the other Seventeen (17) suspects arrested for direct involvement and active participation in the Offa Bank Robbery and the gruesome killing of THIRTY THREE (33) innocent persons which includes (some pregnant women and nine (9) Police personnel) admitted, confessed and volunteered statements that they were political thugs of the Senate President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sen. Bukola Saraki and the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Alh. Abdulfatah Ahmed.
“The Five (5) gang leaders further confessed during investigation that they are political thugs under the name Youth Liberation Movement a.k.a “Good Boys” admitted and confessed to have been sponsored with firearms, money and operational vehicles by the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki and the Governor of Kwara State, Alh. Abdulfatah Ahmed.”
The alleged confession of the said robbery suspects was made available to The Trent on Sunday, June 3, 2018 and doesn’t implicate the Senate president or the governor of Kwara State.
Word by word Confessional Statement of Arrested Gang leader to Journalist
Journalists: Can we meet you ?
Suspected Gang leader: My name is Ayodele Akinnibosun aka (Haywhy), I am the chairman of Liberation Youths movement Kwara South, I work for Senate president and Governor Ahmed as political mobilising youth and we have been working for long time since he was Governor of kwara.
Journalists: Be specific. What exactly do you do for Saraki, what type of works ?
suspected gang leader: we mobilise and do political arrangement for him in kwara south
Journalists: describe the work u do, what the police PRO said has to do with Robbery and that is weighty, u are talking politics and that is light. What do u do for Senate’s President?
Suspected Gang leader: where we can’t win, we make arrangement there, we scatter elections if we don’t win
Journalists: what is the connection between the robbery and the Senate’s President
Suspected Gang leader: the connection is that for example , this car was given to me by His Excellency through the Chief of Staff of Kwara state as a gift from leader
Journalist : who’s His Excellency?
Suspected Gang leader: Governor AbdulFatai Ahmed
Journalists: please what has offa robbery got to do with your story , do you participated in offa robbery?
Suspected Gang leader: Yes I participated in the Offa robbery , I used this Lexus car given to me for the operations in offa robbery
Journalists: In rowdy session……., what was the plan ? They gave u a car for political mobilisation or thuggery issue but you move it into robbery , we want to know the link , u are telling us a different thing , did the Senate president or governor send u to be killing or stealing from Kwara people ,simple and straightforward, that’s what we want to know ?
Suspected Gang leader: the Senate president and Governor of Kwara state , we have been their political thugs , that’s what encouraged us to the robbery
Journalists: So this robbery, how did u get ur weapons,my friend how did you get weapon , tell us
Suspected Gang leader: it was through this ….ehehn…. one ex , retired police officer,Micheal , …. dismissed police officer Michael Adikwu, he was the one that comes with armunitions
Journalists: please is this said governor or Saraki aware of the robbery that u did ?. are they aware of the robbery , did they send you the robbery operation?
Suspected Gang leader: No! They did not send us for the robbery but because we are their political thugs , that’s what led us to the robbery
Journalists: you have access to governor and Senate president, there’s nothing you need that they won’t give you , why did you have to engage in robbery with all these opportunity ?
Suspected Gang leader: It is devil that pushed us