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Offa Bank Robbery
Justice Halima Saleeman, the presiding judge of the Ilorin High Court in the trial of five accused persons in the April 5, 2018, Offa bank robbery case, has adjourned the hearing on the matter till March 14 and 15, 2019.
Nigerian police has debunked the allegations by Nigeria’s Senate president, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, that its men supervised an attack on his family house and his supporters after the ruling All Progressive Congress rally in Kwara state on Thursday.
Nigeria Police Force says it is making strident efforts at recovering the huge cash stolen from six banks by armed robbers who attacked Offa in Kwara State on April 5 this year.
The Nigeria Police Thursday said an armed robbery and murder suspect in the infamous Offa robbery who died in detention was not murdered, rather he slumped and died.
The Nigeria Police Force has pointedly told Senate President Bukola Saraki not to entertain any sense of relief over the death of Michael Adikwu, a major suspect arrested in connection with the deadly multiple robberies in Offa last April.
Kwara State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kamaldeen Ajibade, SAN, disclosed this at a Kwara State High Court on Wednesday, when five of the six principal suspects were brought to court.
Kwara state government has said that it was not involved in arraignment of five of the suspected Offa bank armed bandits in Ilorin last week Tuesday.
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The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday rejected the application for bail filed by Yusuf Abdulwahab, the Chief of Staff to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State.
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The Police on Wednesday said it cannot be cowed in its current investigation into the April 5, 2018 robbery in Offa area of Kwara State.
Anti-graft group, Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), has commended the Independent Corrupt Practices and Raelated Offences Commission (ICPC) over the arraignment of Mounir Gwarzo, the suspended Director-General, Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), before an Abuja Federal High Court over corruption charges.
Senate President Bukola Saraki has said national issues and issues affecting the workings of the Senate were discussed in Tuesday’s closed-doors session of the upper legislative chamber.
Recall that half of the DSS operatives attached to the senate president’s office were withdrawn on Sunday — the day police invited Saraki to answer questions over the Offa bank robbery of April 5, 2018 in which 33 persons, including pregnant women and 12 police officers.
The Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, has stated why it invited the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, over the Offa bank robberies of April 5, 2018, in which 30 people, including nine policemen, died.
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