Saraki alleges plot by IGP to implicate him, Kwara governor

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The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has accused the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris of plotting to frame him and Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, with criminal charges.

He is to meet President Muhammadu Buhari with the senate leadership over the issue.

Saraki, who made the allegation during the Senate plenary, said the plot is to use some suspected cultists arrested in Kwara State, to implicate him and the governor.

He claimed that the police chief is plotting to frame him, because of the resolution by the senate declaring him an enemy of democracy, and not fit to hold any public office.

Governor Ahmed, according to the Senate President, alerted him of the plot, that the Inspector General of Police to transfer the suspects who had made statements to the Police, to the Force Headquarters, in Abuja.

He said, “My distinguished colleagues, here is an issue which I need to bring to your attention very urgently.

“According to the information available to the governor, the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Ibrahim directed the Commissioner of Police in Kwara state to immediately transfer the men to the force headquarters. The plan, as the governor was made to understand is that, under duress, the suspects would be made to alter the statements they already made in Ilorin. They will then be made to implicate the Kwara state government, and in particular, myself, in their new statement.

“This plot is part of the strategy by the IGP to settle scores over the declaration by this honourable chamber that he is not qualified and competent to hold any public office, within and outside the country and that he is an enemy of Nigerian democracy based on his usual disrespectful conduct towards lawful authorities.”

Saraki stepped down for his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, to preside over the set up an ad hoc committee, to investigate his allegation.

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