Kwara judiciary wants IG of police to return cult suspects

The Police has been asked by the chief registrar of the Kwara State Judiciary, to bring back some criminal suspects who had been transferred to Abuja on Wednesday, May 16.

The suspects were accused of being involved in murder and criminal conspiracies; and the spokesperson for the Nigerian Police Force, Jimoh Moshood, stated that they were transferred to the nations’ capital for further investigation into the matter, Vanguard reports.

Senate President Bukola Saraki, however, alleged that the move was a ploy by Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris to frame him; and drew the attention of his colleagues to the alleged plot at the Senate’s plenary on Wednesday, May 16, FELLOW PRESS noted.

Saraki stated: “Investigation has been completed and they were about to be under prosecution under the state law on the advice of the DPP (Department of Public Prosecution) and the (state) Ministry of Justice. All of a sudden, the suspects were orderedto be transferred to Abuja.” Following the disclosure, Sarakisubsequently led nine senators to report the matter to President MuhammaduBuhari.

Meanwhile, the IG of police, Ibrahim Idis, responded to Dr Saraki’s allegations. Idris in a statement issued by Jimoh Moshood, Police spokesman, said this was far from the truth. He however admitted that some cultists in Kwara state had confessed to killing some persons and that according to Police procedure, were transferred to Abuja.

He reminded the Senate president that interfering in a police investigation remains a crime; and said the Police will do its work, regardless of those who may be involved.

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