The Nigerian Police is now elevating civil standards of proof into the criminal law.
One hold no brief for the embittered Nigerian Senate President but his prosecution must be fair and in accordance with the law.
The various incidents mentioned goes to background in a civil suit not a criminal case. The suspects mentioned their gun runners and the police have not provided evidence that Saraki was indeed their gun runner.
The suspects association with Saraki does not criminally point to the dastardly acts of the suspects in Offa.
The police are on a political hit mission on this their journey of incompetence.
Yesterday, the Nigerian Police said 48 hours after the Offa bank robbery that claimed the lives of over 30 persons, including nine policemen, four of the gang leaders accompanied the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to the palace of the Olofa of Offa, Oba Muftau Gbadamosi Esuwoye, to sympathise with him.
They also said it was necessary for the Senate President to explain why he purchased prohibited arms for the suspects, insisting he had a case to answer.
According to a report by Vanguard, contrary to widely publicized report, which indicated that Saraki was invited because of his role in the robbery attack, the Senate President was only invited to explain why he allegedly purchased illegal and prohibited weapons used to kill innocent and law-abiding people.
According to the report, “it is an offence to purchase prohibited weapons for criminals in whatever guise, be it thuggery or whatever you call it. For your information, 48 hours after the Offa armed robbery operation and killings, the four gang leaders of the group that perpetrated the devilish act, accompanied the delegation of the Senate President to visit the Olofa of Offa to console with him over the killings.”
Police investigators during interrogation of the suspects also discovered that one of the gang leaders was putting on the same ankara clothing specially invited guests wore on the day of Bukola Saraki’s daughter’s wedding in Kwara State.