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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Police arrest suspected burglars of Saraki’s home

Men of Kwara State Police Command have arrested four men in connection with the alleged theft of huge sum of money from the Ilorin residence of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.
Before the commencement of Ramadan fast, there were reports of theft of money in the Ilorin home of the Senate President which an online medium put at N300m, meant for Ramadan welfare for supporters of Saraki in the state.

The Senate President had later in a statement denied the huge sum, saying it was only N12m that was stolen.
Reports however say that the four men were being interrogated in the office of the State Intelligence and Investigation Bureau, SIIB, along Ahmadu Bello way, Ilorin.
The suspects according to Vanguard included two police officers, one officer of the NSDC and a driver.
Further checks revealed that the suspects were arrested with the aid of the Circuit Camera Television, CCT, installed in the expansive Ilorin home of the senate president which literally showed how the suspects scooped the said money.
According to the source, “when the camera was reactivated, it showed faces of the suspects and how they scooped the money. It was as if they forgot there was CCT because they are supposed to know as officers. But, I think by and large, It is a case of everyday for the thief, one day is for the owner.”
Vanguard also gathered that the police are already preparing papers to take the suspects to court for prosecution any moment from now.
Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ajayi Okasanmi said that he had not been officially briefed of the arrest and interrogation of the suspects, saying ‘’I have not been officially briefed of the incident.”

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