Some suspects arrested recently for cultism in Kwara State have reportedly been transfered to Abuja on the orders of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
During plenary on Wednesday, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, raised the alarm that the transfer was part of a plot to implicate him and the Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, in the incident.
Raising a point of order, the Senate President said: “There is an issue I need to bring to your attention urgently.
“Last night, a group of suspects that had been arrested in Kwara state for cultism and whose investigation had been completed and were about to go under prosecution under state law under the advice of the DPP and Ministry of Justice. All of a sudden they are being ordered to be transferred to Abuja this morning.
“The information reaching him as he received from the Inspector General of Police, is that they had been directed by the IGP to bring them to Abuja. The information that he has is for them to try to see how they will alter the statement that they already made in Ilorin and try to implicate the State Government and particularly myself. As we speak now, these suspects are already here in Abuja.
“These acts are of desperation, blackmail and intimidation. All actions to undermine our democracy are a recipe for anarchy because we are doing our work tasking officials to obey the law, due process and subject themselves to constitutional authority. I think it is important that I bring these dangerous developments to your attention, and the attention of the entire country.”
Since the delebrations that would follow involved his person, Saraki stepped aside for Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to take over proceedings. Ekweremadu led senators to discuss Saraki’s point of order as well as the increasing insecurity in the country and the refusal of IGP Idris, to appear before the senate to answer questions.
The senate resolved to raise an adhoc committee to engage President Muhammadu Buhari to address the issues raised within a week.
The senate said the country’s democracy is under a serious threat.