The Nigerian news wave has been agog , following news that Senate president Bukola Saraki has been linked to the deadly Offa bank robbery in April. The senate president, who has already been invited by the police to answer questions following confessions of 5 suspects of the bank robbery, has said the news is false and he has no hand in it.
UPDATE OF POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO THE OFFA BANKS ROBBERY AND GRUESOME MURDER OF MORE THAN 33 INNOCENT PERSONS. Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki is being invited to report to the Police to answer allegations indicting him from confessions of… https://t.co/oKBxW8X77B pic.twitter.com/9VwzpIkKJr
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) June 3, 2018
Well, the story has stirred a mixed reactions among many Nigerians on social media. While some are of the opinion that Mr Saraki is just a victim of police victimization, other are saying the thugs on his payroll are blackmailing him.
See reactions from some Nigerians on Twitter below:
You will have to be congenitally daft to believe someone who was born with silver spoon, became a medical doctor, SA Budget to President for about three years, Governor for eight years and now Senate President can send some criminals to go rob a bank.
— King Sola (@Solar_unique) June 4, 2018
@bukolasaraki is not involved directly in the robbery but he’s about 90% indirectly involved, how do I mean he armed and this so called GOOD BOYS are on his payroll, the operational vehicle used was also supplied by him. I’m from KWARA STATE I KNOW WHAT IM SAYING.
— Father of Alexander (@IAOLORUNDARE) June 3, 2018
They carried out the robbery with impunity having it in mind that they have oga at the top. 2013 was successful no single arrest were made.
— Saheed (@AriwaSaheed) June 3, 2018
Did I say thank God…? Yes, gradually, political thuggery is coming to an end in Nigeria. I hope this teach others a lesson.
This same political thuggery metamorphosed onto #Bokoharam
— Wale Balogun K (@walebalogunk) June 3, 2018
To think that I did a thread on Naija politicians and empowerment only yesterday! Now that Saraki & Kwara State Gov appear to have empowered wahala, let’s hope their corrupt peers in Naija’s leadership will stop d madness of looting funds & “empowering” their victims with trifle.
— Pius Adesanmi (@pius_adesanmi) June 3, 2018
They did not send us for the robbery but because we are their political thugs, that was why we did what we did.” https://t.co/WCP0FT1vZK
— The Nation Nigeria (@TheNationNews) June 3, 2018
We have to start seeing IGP Idris as the fourth arm of government in Nigeria.
He is summoning the Senate President of the same Senate he disregarded her summon 3 times and Saraki is going to appear before him??
Something is going on somewhere!!#2019Elections
— OONI OF ABUJA (@Deji_OoniAbj) June 4, 2018
I really don't know whether to be sorry for Saraki & Dogara. It was before their eyes that Nnamdi Kalu disappeared & Fulani herdsmen kill people, and the senate kept mute.
When you build an environment for weeds to fester, they'll feed on your own crops someday.
— Celestine (@celestocalculus) June 4, 2018
Why would the Senate President sponsor armed robbers? To do what, make money he already has? Why are the words of robbery suspects so believable to prompt such slander, doesn't the police have the capacity to investigate this and gather evidence quietly, if there are any at all?
— Ahmad Salkida (@A_Salkida) June 4, 2018