Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has decided go for a legal war, as he assembled a team of Senior Advocates Of Nigeria, SANs, to handle the complicity of the Offa Banks Robbery allegations levelled against him.
This disclosure was made known by the Senator representing Kwara State South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Rafiu Ibrahim.
Senator Ibrahim, who is among the 15 Senators who defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday, revealed that the team of SANs were already brainstorming on the case.
His declaration came on the heels of the insistence of the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, Ag. DCP, Jimoh Moshood, that Saraki still has a case to answer, notwithstanding the fact that a team of Investigators grilled the Senate President, last week, in his office.
Ibrahim said: “The Senate President has a very strong legal team of many Senior Advocates of Nigeria, who are already working on the issue. He has a legal issue with the Police, and he will take the case up legally.
“As we were strategising on how to convince our members to let us reconsider our stand and shelve our plans to defect, the Police brought a letter by 8pm, on Monday, asking the Senate President to appear before them by 8am, on Tuesday.
￼“The following day, very early in the morning, the EFCC went to the house of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, blocked his house, and successfully ensured that he did not go out.
“Simultaneously, some Policemen were also at the home of the Senate President, with a specific instruction to prevent him from leaving his house. Those who could carry out such actions, could as well kill the principal officers, or bomb their houses.
“My concern at the moment is to ensure that the Senate President is alive. The agents of government are getting desperate, just to actualise their plans.”
Ibrahim added: “Their plan was to ensure that the two of them were not available for plenary on Tuesday, so that some Senators could remove Saraki and Ekweremadu as Senate President and Deputy Senate President, respectively.
“However, God in his infinite mercies and powers, used some people to disorganise their plans, by helping Saraki to preside over plenary on Tuesday. It was God, nothing else.
￼“We adjourned abruptly on Tuesday, because the Federal authorities deployed armed Policemen who laid siege to the residences of our presiding officers.
“If they can put the SP and the DSP under house arrest, what stopped them from arresting Senators on the streets of Abuja, and institute frivolous litigation against them?”
The Senator added that members’ defection on the floor of the National Assembly Chambers, would be in phases.