The Police have summoned the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
Mr Saraki is to be questioned over his alleged relationship with suspects arrested following the bank robbery in Offa, Kwara State, an official said.
The police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said this on Sunday in a statement.
Consequently, Mr Saraki has been summoned to appear before a police team in Abuja for interrogation, Mr Moshood said.
Mr Moshood said at five of the 22 suspects arrested in connection to the April 5 attack on five banks in Offa which also led to the killing of at least 17 people, including nine police officers, confessed their allegiance to Mr to Saraki.
Mr Moshood’s statement read in part: “Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki is being invited by the Nigeria Police Force to report to the Force Intelligence Response Team office at Guzape, Abuja to answer to the allegations levelled against him from 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 which includes (some pregnant women and nine (9) Police personnel).”
The announcement comes three weeks after the police transferred some criminal suspects on an unrelated matter to Abuja. Mr Saraki raised an alarm at the time, saying the police were plotting to implicate him.
The police, however, denied the allegations, warning the top lawmaker to desist from jeopardising an ongoing criminal investigation