LIVE: DSS, Police, EFCC Block Saraki’s Residence

The Abuja residence of Senate President Bukola Saraki has been invaded by security agents on the behest of President Muhammadu Buhari.  

His home on Lake Chad Street Abuja was overtaken by security personnel comprising of Policemen, DSS, EFCC and Combat ready and heavily armed MoPol officers. This development comes as the Senate President makes moves to defect from the rulling APC to the PDP. 

Saraki was in a letter dated July 23 asked to report at the office of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) by 8am on Tuesday for further investigations with respect to the Offa robbery incident they occcured in April. But on his way to respond to the invitation, Saraki’s convoy was blocked by a combined team of the DSS, Police and EFCC operatives. 

According to Saraki’s Adviser on Media and Publicity,  this recent development is a mere political whitchhunt meant to keep the Senate President in the APC. 

He said:

I have been reliably informed that the police invitation was planned by IG as a ploy to stop an alleged plan by some Senators and House of Representatives members from defecting from the All Progressives Congress (APC). It was also said that if I was detained between Tuesday and Wednesday, that will abort the so-called defection plan.

“While I continue to maintain that the issue of my position on the 2019 elections is not a personal decision for me alone to make, it should be noted that all these concoctions and evil plot cannot deter me. Those behind this fresh assault will fail as I have nothing to do with the robbery incident or any criminal matter for that matter.

“I am aware that following a request made by the Police on June 13, 2018 to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) of the Federation had written a legal advice dated June 22, 2018, in which he stated on page 5, paragraph (f) that “For the Senate President and the Kwara State Governor, this office is unable to establish from the evidence in the interim report a nexus between the alleged office and the suspect.”


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