A high court in Ilorin, Kwara state, has asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, to appear in person on or before Wednesday to justify the continued detention of Lekan Alabi, a personal assistant to Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed of Kwara State.
Alabi was nabbed in May in connection with the April 5, 2018 deadly armed robbery attack in a banking district in Offa, TheCable writes.
Since his arrest, the governor’s aide has not been arraigned before any court as he’s remained in police custody.
The court order comes amid an ongoing tug-of-war between the police chief and Senate President Bukola Saraki, a former governor of the state.
The police insist that Saraki has a case to answer in connection with the brutal armed robbery that saw 37 killed, including 12 policemen.
Saraki has however dismissed the police claims as being politically motivated.
More to follow…