Â Deji Elumoye in Abuja
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki,Â ThursdayÂ formally responded in writingÂ to Police allegations that he had a hand in the recent armed robbery incident that claimed several lives in Offa, Kwara state.
Saraki’s response was sent with a covering letter from his office at the National Assembly in AbujaThursdayÂ morning.
The Senate President echoed this in his Twitter handleÂ ThursdayÂ evening thus: “In line with their request, earlier today, the police received my response to their letter on the investigation into the Offa robbery case”.
Saraki’s response is coming 24 hours after the two- day ultimatum given to him by the police to respond to the allegations.
Nigeria Police had on Monday through a letter given Saraki up to 48 hours, which lapsedÂ on Wednesday,Â to respond to the various allegations levelled against him by some of the robbery suspects.
PoliceÂ had earlier invited Saraki toÂ appearÂ at theirÂ officeÂ in Guzape Abuja.Â SarakiÂ had sent his Aide de Camp, Superintendent of Police Usman Dungunzu, to Police Force Headquarters in Abuja to collect Â the invite by the police butÂ rather than getting an invite for the Senate President, SP Dungunzu was only handed a letter askingÂ Saraki to state in writingÂ his own side of the Offa robbery incident in writingÂ within 48 hours.
This much was confirmed by Saraki on his Twitter pageÂ MondayÂ when he wrote “I have received the letter from @ PoliceNG. They are no longer asking me to appear at any stationÂ but to respond in writing to the allegationsÂ within 48 hours– which I plan to do.”