Weekly Trust - - Front Page - Saawua Terzungwe

The Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Bukola Saraki, yes­ter­day said the In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, is after his life. Saraki, the Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of the PDP Pres­i­den­tial Cam­paign Or­gan­i­sa­tion (PPCO), said so at a press con­fer­ence in Abuja, and urged in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions to hold Idris re­spon­si­ble if any­thing hap­pens to him.

Saraki said the IGP had tried sev­eral tricks to im­pli­cate him in some crim­i­nal charges, the first be­ing the ar­rest of some cultists who were com­pelled to claim they worked for him.

“Later, he went on to the Offa rob­bery case and politi­cized the in­ves­ti­ga­tion in or­der to rope me. In the process of forc­ing sus­pects to im­pli­cate me, the prin­ci­pal sus­pect died in their cus­tody. He has also not suc­ceeded with that plot. Who knows what else he may have planned?” he asked.

“The po­lice have con­tin­ued to show undis­guised hos­til­ity to me and my sup­port­ers in Kwara State and this lat­est round of vi­o­lence is part of ef­forts to jeop­ar­dise and un­der­mine my per­sonal se­cu­rity and that of my im­me­di­ate and larger fam­ily.

“Yes­ter­day (Thurs­day), after the APC con­cluded their cam­paigns in Ilorin, some of their sup­port­ers and thugs moved around town and in ar­eas like Ade­wole/Adeta, Ile Otan and Uban­dawaki/Pakata where they saw our peo­ple gath­ered hold­ing their weekly ward meeet­ing. They dis­rupted the meet­ings by shout­ing their party slo­gan and when our peo­ple re­sponded by men­tion­ing our own slo­gan, they fired gun shots into their midst in Ade­wole/Adeta. They also in­flicted ma­chete cuts on some of them. As a re­sult of this at­tack, two peo­ple suf­fered bul­let wounds.”

“It should also be noted that IGP has posted three dif­fer­ent com­mis­sion­ers to Kwara State in the last six months. In fact, the pre­vi­ous and cur­rent ones got strict in­struc­tions not to re­late or en­gage with the se­nate pres­i­dent.”

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