The Kwara State Government has decried the decision of the Police to transfer a case of four suspected cultists to Abuja, insisting that the case needed no federal prosecution as it was triable under the state laws.
Newspeakonline had earlier reported that Senate President, Bukola Saraki allefed that the transfer was oart of a grand plot by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to make the suspexts change their statements in order to implicate him and the Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed.
The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Kwara State Ministry of Justice, Jimoh Mumini, disclosed the transfer on Wednesday after an emergency Security Council meeting chaired by Governor Ahmed on Wednesday at the Government house in Ilorin.
Jimoh noted that the offence for which the suspects were arrested are state offences which are triable under the state laws.
According to Jimoh, the representative of the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command, Aminu Pai Saleh at the meeting said that the four suspects were transferred to Abuja for further investigation. He however pointed out that the state Ministry of Justice has successfully prosecuted suspected cultists and killers at the State High Court under the penal code.
The DPP therefore urged the police to speed up their investigation and return the suspects to Kwara State so as to commence trial as done by the Ministry of Justice in respect to similar offences and offenders in the past.