Bukola Saraki, Senate President, has alleged that Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police, of planning to frame him. Saraki, speaking at Wednesday's plenary, said Abdulfatah Ahmed, the Kwara state governor, gave him the information on Tuesday night.
He said Idris had put plans in place to alter the statements of some arrested cultists to implicate him and the Kwara 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 advise 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 happeneing in this country is a danger to our democracy.”
Newsbreak.ng recalls that Idris had refused to honour summons by the National Assembly on three separate occasions. The matter had prompted the senate to declare him a threat to Nigeria's democracy and unfit to hold public office.