The Senate president, Bukola Saraki has raised alarm over an alleged plot of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to implicate him and Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmad in criminal case involving some cultists in the state.
Speaking during plenary Wednesday, Saraki said Kwara State governor Abdulfatah Ahmed told him about the plot during a phone conversation last night.
Saraki said the IGP reportedly ordered that some suspected cultists arrested in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, should be taken to Abuja where their statements will be altered to implicate him and the state government.
“Last night, my state governor, revealed to me an information at his disposal that a group of suspects who have been arrested in our state for cultism, whose investigation has been completed and were about to be under prosecution under the state law on the advice of the ministry of justice, all of a sudden were ordered to be transferred to Abuja this morning,” Saraki said.
“The information reaching him from the commissioner of police that they have been directed by IGP to bring them to Abuja. With the information that he has, they would find how to alter their statement already made in Ilorin and try and implicate the state government and particularly myself. I feel that as we speak now, these suspects are already here in Abuja.
“These acts I don’t know whether to call it desperation or intimidation, all actions to undermine our democracy, a recipe for anarchy because we are doing our work by asking officials to obey the law, due process and subject themselves to constituted authority.
“I think it is important to call your attention to this dangerous development. The impunity happening in this country is a danger to our democracy.”
This comes I the wake of a faceoff between the IGP and Senate after he refused to honour their invitation on three separate occasions, prompting the Red Chamber to brand him an enemy of democracy, who is unfit to hold any public office.