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Buhari, Senate panel meet over Saraki

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Nigeria’s senate president Bukola Saraki .

President Muhammadu Buhari has held a closed-door meeting with the committee set up by the Senate to interface with him over the alleged attempt by the police high command to implicate its leader, Bukola Saraki, in a criminal case.

Saraki had recently accused the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, of planning to implicate him in a case bordering on an alleged cult activity in Kwara State.

According to him, the police chief reportedly ordered for the transfer of some of the suspected criminals from the state to the police headquarters, which he feared, was aimed at implicating him going by the running battle between the chamber and the force.

The Senate chamber, had during one of its sessions, presided over by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, nominated Saraki to lead the delegation.

But he was absent at yesterday’s meeting. The wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Oluremi Tinubu, was also not at the meeting.

The leader of delegation and Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, told State House correspondents yesterday in Abuja that Saraki’s issue formed the crux of discussion but declined to give details.

Asked about the President’s response, he said: “I can’t tell you that.”

Other members of the committee included the Chief Whip, Olusola Adeyeye; Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio; Danjuma Goje; Sam Egwu; Aliyu Wammako, and Fatima Raji-Rasaki.


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