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The police said on Wednesday that they have
more evidence that links five of the Offa robbery
suspects with Senate President Bukola Saraki.
According to the police, one of the new evidence included a picture
of one of the suspects at a recent wedding ceremony of Mr
Saraki’s daughter.
The police described the discovery as their latest evidence that the
top lawmaker was culpable in an armed robbery attack that led to
the death of 33 persons. However, checks by PREMIUM TIMES
show the picture has been in circulation on social media for some
days.

“New revelations from further investigation into the matter show
that all the five (5) gang leaders namely; Ayoade Akinnibosun,
Ibukunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salawudeen Azeez, Niyi
Ogundiran have direct connection to the Senate President, Sen.
Bukola Saraki as new pictures of one of the five (5) gang leaders
when paraded by the Police early in the week was in ‘Aso
Ebi’ (trouser) used during the Senate President daughter’s
wedding.
“The Five (5) gang leaders further admitted that they attended the
Senate President daughter’s wedding held recently,” police
spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said in a statement.
Mr Saraki had been asked to submit a written statement to the
police about what he knew of the April 5 armed robbery attack in
Offa, Kwara State. The police initially summoned him for
questioning after naming him as a suspect in the robbery.
The police gave Mr Saraki 48 hours to complete a written
statement, a demand the Senate President said he would meet.
The latest allegations come a day after the National Assembly
passed 10 resolutions on the Buhari administration’s conduct. One
of the resolutions was for an immediate end to continued
hostilities between federal authorities and lawmakers.
Some lawmakers, however, disagreed with the resolutions,
describing them as self-serving and asking President Muhammadu
Buhari to remain unfazed.

BELOW IS THE POLICE’S FULL STATEMENT ON THE MATTER;
PRESS BRIEFING
UPDATE OF POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO THE INDICTMENT OF
SENATE PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, SEN.
BUKOLA SARAKI FROM CONFESSIONS OF FIVE (5) GANG LEADERS
ARRESTED FOR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE OFFA BANKS
ROBBERY AND GRUESOME KILLING OF MORE THAN THIRTY
THREE (33) INNOCENT PERSONS INCLUDING PREGNANT WOMEN
AND NINE (9) POLICE OFFICERS ON 5th APRIL, 2018, IN OFFA,
KWARA STATE.

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1· Nigeria Police Force have arrested two (2) out of the three (3)
suspects mentioned by the Overall Gang Leader of Offa Bank
Robbery Ayoade Akinnibosun a.k.a AY during parade of suspects
on 3/6/2018
· Senate President, Sen. Bukola saraki is still under investigation in
connection with the Offa Bank Robbery
It will be recalled that on 3rd June, 2018, I paraded before the
Media and the Public Fifteen (15) suspects, (Five ‘5’ Gang Leaders
and Ten ‘10’ principal Suspects) who admitted, confessed and
volunteered statements to the Police Investigation Team on the
active criminal roles they played in the Bank Robbery of Six (6)
Commercial Banks, attack on Divisional Police Headquarters, Offa
and the killing of Thirty Three (33) innocent persons.

2. These five (5) gang leaders confessed to the Police as follows:
i. Ayoade Akinnibosun a.k.a AY ‘M’ 37Yrs – Gang Leader From
Oro, Irepodun LGA, Kwara State. Confessed to have coordinated
the Bank Robbery and the killing of Thirty Three (33) innocent
persons during the bank robbery.
ii. Ibukunle Ogunleye ‘M’ 36Yrs – Gang Leader from Oro, Irepodun
LGA, Kwara State. Confessed to have killed Two (2) Persons
during the bank robbery.
iii. Adeola Abraham ‘M’ 35Yrs – Gang Leader from Oro, Irepodun
LGA, Kwara State. Confessed to have killed Five (5) Persons
during the bank robbery.
iv. Salawudeen Azeez ‘M’ 49Yrs – Gang Leader from Oro,
Irepodun LGA, Kwara State. Confessed to have killed Two (2)
Persons during the bank robbery.
v. Niyi Ogundiran ‘M’ 37Yrs – Gang Leader from Oro, Irepodun
LGA, Kwara State. Confessed to have killed Two (2) Persons
during the bank robbery.

3. The other Seventeen (17) suspects volunteered confessional
statements admitting their active participation in the Offa bank
robbery; they also corroborated the confessions of the five (5)
principal suspects mentioned in paragraph two (2) above.

4. During the parade, the main gang leader, Ayoade Akinnibosun
a.k.a AY ‘M’ 37Yrs, mentioned three (3) other suspected vicious
and notorious political thugs and in possession of Firearms,
ammunition and other dangerous weapons working according to
him for the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki in the Kwara
central Senatorial District, namely Alhaji Kehinde Gobiri aka
Captain, Alhaji Oba Shuaib Olododo aka Jawando and Alhaji Dona.

5. Two (2) of these suspects namely Alhaji Kehinde Gobiri aka
Captain ‘47yrs’ Native of Ilorin East LGA Kwara State and Alhaji
Oba Shuaib Olododo aka Jawando ‘53yrs’ Native of Ilorin South,
Kwara State are now in Police custody and have admitted to
various crimes and criminalities they have committed in Kwara
Central Senatorial District under the guise of political thuggery for
the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki. They are currently under
investigation and will be charged to court on completion of
investigation.

6. Consequent upon all the above and the confessions of 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 admitted
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. These
confessions were made before the media and the public on the
3rd of June, 2018. It is therefore, evidently clear that the Senate
President, Sen. Bukola Saraki has case to answer.

7. It was also discovered during further investigations that three
(3) gang leaders who participated actively in the Offa Bank
Robbery (i) Ayoade Akinnibosun aka AY (ii) Ibukunle Ogunleye aka
Arrow and (iii) Adeola Abraham followed the Senate President,
Sen. Bukola Saraki to Oloffa’s Palace when the Senate President
paid a condolence visit to Offa after the Bank Robbery.

8. New revelations from further investigation into the matter show
that all the five (5) gang leaders namely; Ayoade Akinnibosun,
Ibukunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salawudeen Azeez, Niyi
Ogundiran have direct connection to the Senate President, Sen.
Bukola Saraki as new pictures of one of the five (5) gang leaders
when paraded by the Police early in the week was in ‘Aso
Ebi’ (trouser) used during the Senate President daughter’s
wedding. The Five (5) gang leaders further admitted that they
attended the Senate President daughter’s wedding held recently.

9. The Nigeria Police Force will not be cowed or succumb to
intimidation from any quarter in carrying out a thorough and
discreet investigation into the Offa Bank Robbery where significant
successes have been recorded. The ongoing investigation will be
driven to a logical conclusion

10. Meanwhile, the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki is still
under investigation in connection to the Offa bank Robbery and the
Nigeria Police Force will do everything possible within the ambit of
the law to ensure that justice is done in this case.

ACP JIMOH MOSHOOD
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS
ABUJA

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