A Federal Capital Territory High Court has ordered the suspension of investigation into the alleged involvement of Senate President Bukola Saraki in the Offa Bank robbery, pending further hearing on the matter.
The court made the order following an ex-parte application filed by 10 lawyers asking the court to suspend the interrogation of Saraki pending the determination of the motion brought before it.
The motion dated July 30 contained a request for the court to restrain the police or their agents from arresting, interrogating, harassing or attempting to detain Mr Saraki or infringe upon what they called his fundamental rights.
In a ruling on Wednesday, the judge, M. A. Nasir, allowed the application, ordering the police to suspend further action on issues relating to the suit pending the determination of the substantive matter on August 16.
The robbery in question led to the death of over 30 people in April. Some of the suspects arrested claimed they were Saraki’s political thugs.
Saraki has since denied any links to the robbery but police insist he has a case to answer.