The Nigeria Police on Thursday reacted to Senate President Bukola Saraki call that the death of the principal suspect in the Offa bank robbery, Michael Adikwu, cannot vindicate him.
The Senate President on Wednesday said the police investigation into the deadly bank robbery on April 5, was politically motivated to implicate him and Governor Abdulfatai Ahmed.
In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, the police said the evidence from the five suspects now in court are enough to prosecute the Senate President.
“The Death of Michael Adikwu ‘M’ 30Yrs (A Dismissed Police Man and an Ex-Convict) a sectional gang leader who confessed to have killed 22 persons including pregnant women and nine Police personnel during Offa Bank Robbery cannot vindicate the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, the law must take its course,” the statement read in part.
The police insisted that the arrest of the robbery suspects “was not politically motivated as alleged by Yusuf Olaniyonu, Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki to the media, but purely a criminal case.”
The police spokesman said, “Michael Adikwu ‘M’ 30Yrs was not murdered but slumped and died in detention while an investigation into the Offa Bank Robbery was ongoing.
“It is also important for the public to know that the deceased Michael Adikwu ‘M’ 30Yrs was not among the Five (5) gang leaders that indicted and implicated the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, therefore, his death cannot in anyway vindicate Senator Bukola Saraki.
“There is a post-mortem examination result in respect of the death of Michael Adikwu ‘M’ 30Yrs.”