Offa Robbery: CSOs Demand Saraki’s Resignation
Following alleged link with suspects arrested by the Nigerian Police Force in connection with the Offa Bank robbery in, kwara State, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have demanded the immediate resignation of Senate President, Bukola Saraki from office.
Addressing reporters in Abuja, convener of Coalition of Civil Society for Good Governance and Democracy ,Alhaji Adamu Kabiru, challenged the Senate to impeach Saraki should he refuse to resign.
Kabiru said:”for Dr Saraki to threaten President Buhari with impeachment only because the police rightly invited him is the height of arrogance, and abuse of office and disrespect for the rule of law.
“It is, therefore, our considered view that the President of the Senate be impeached immediately and until this done, he will continue to hold to ransom the entire country and her development.
“We are gathered here to affirm that for good governance and democracy to thrive, Saraki must excuse the Senate as their president and face his multiple criminal cases ranging from, financial crimes, to abuse of office, non- declaration of assets and sponsorship of militia in Kwara State.
President of Concerned Citizens of Offa Community, Mr.Tunde Yusuf and the Secretary, Segun Balogun, in a statement said the Olofa and ODU were wrong to have absolved Saraki at a time the police are still investigating allegations made against him by some of the Offa robbery suspects.
“Absolving Dr Bukola Saraki of any accessory to crime of this nature is not only an attempt to preempt, out of place, but a self-serving move to distract the attention of the security agencies,” they said.
Similary, a group known as Yaman Peace Frontier (YPF) yesterday backed the IGP for his level of investigation on the Offa robber saga.
Converner of YPF Olawale Gbadeyan spoke this in Ilorin, the state capital at the inauguration of the association.
He said:“We are happy about the level of investigation being carried out by the Inspector General of Police (IGP). We are happy that they are doing it in a proper way and we are in support of the IGP.
“We want him to do a full and thorough investigation in the Offa robbery saga.
“ We also pray for full persecution of whosoever engaged in the robbery. Our people were killed during the incident.”