One of the five accused persons in the deadly armed robbery attack in Offa, Offa local government area of Kwara state has said that the police operatives asked him to implicate the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, during an investigation into the case.
At the resumed hearing of the case in an Ilorin High Court on Friday, Ayoade Akininibosin, who was among the five accused persons standing trial in the armed robbery case, said that he was repeatedly tortured from the day he was arrested on May 15, 2018 in the special anti-robbery squad (sars) office, Ilorin till he was paraded at the police headquarters, Abuja, among other suspects.
The accused person, who said that he knows Saraki ordinarily because of his popularity like any other person and being the Senate President, said that he had contact with the state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, when a political movement, Kwara South Youth Movement, which he belonged, met with him to solicit for employment opportunities.
Also, another accused person, Ibikunle Ogunleye, said he was also tortured and his confessional statements made under duress.
The hearing on the matter continues on March 25, 2019.