Saraki, Offa armed robbers and the law
UNDER normal circumstances, one would dismiss the recent police invitation of Bukola Saraki, the Senate President as one of the unfolding political drama where the police as presently headed by Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris has been shown to be an active participant. That is if it were an isolated incident. But it becomes troubling as it appears to be a pattern of onslaught against perceived opponents of the President and/or his allies. In recent times, there was the reported invasion of Kaduna State NUJ Secretariat by political thugs allegedly under the watch of the Police to attack Senators Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi who are known adversaries of Governor El-Rufai, a foremost backer of President Muhammadu Buhari. Shortly after, the Police invited same Shehu Sani for alleged incrimination in criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide by a suspect in custody. There was the celebrated gestapo onslaught on Senator Dino Melaye which earned the IGP and the Police notoriety the world over. Typically, Senator Melaye is engaged in turf battle with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State who, like Governor El-Rufai, is a frontline Buharist.