Offa Robbery:- Kwara State Gov. Tells The Police – You Are Hiding Something
The Government of Kwara State has blamed the Police for concealing something from Nigerians as with respect to the presumes associated with the burglary activity in Offa.
The State Government said that the Police was being sparing with reality on what occurred.
The police had purportedly faulted the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Justice Kamaldeen Ajibade, SAN, for deferring the arraignment of the suspects.
They said they had finished up examinations and sent the case record to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who guided that the document be sent to the state lawyer general.
Responding to the police explanation in Ilorin, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Ajibade portrayed the police expressions as ‘modest coercion.’
The Commissioner stated, “I consider this to be a modest coercion by the police. They have something to conceal, which they are yet to tell Nigerians. I am certain toward the day’s end, Nigerians will recognize what has unfolded in this issue.
That is the reason the police are passing the buck. They would now be able to see that Nigerians have begun making inquiries that in the event that you’ve captured suspects since April and they are yet to be charged, at that point there must be something about it. I ask individuals to make inquiries about this issue.
“I am astounded, especially the announcement originating from the police representative, Jimoh Moshood.
Moshood, without being close to home, is from Ilorin. He has contacts and I am certain he pursues occasions in the Kwara Command. He realizes that the suspects are still with him at the police central command.
“For what reason will he presently deceive general society that we are yet to arraign? How might you arraign individuals kept in Abuja in Kwara State High Court? It isn’t conceivable.
“I need to affirm to you that a letter was composed from the Office of the Director of the Public Prosecution of the Federation under the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation. My office got a letter on August 27.
“The substance of the letter needed to do with the examination provide details regarding the Offa burglary and guiding my office to take up the indictment of the issue.
“Promptly we got this letter on September 6, we composed a letter through the Office of the State Director of the Public Prosecution to the Office of the Attorney-General asking for them to accommodate us the first case journal in the Offa theft and to exchange the suspects to Kwara State Police Command.
We sat tight for around three weeks and did not hear anything from them.
“I at that point met the AIG Legal, David Ogbodo and asked for that the first case journal is sent to Kwara to empower us to begin indictment of the issue. I additionally asked for him to send the suspects to Kwara State and he revealed to me that he had coordinated the man in control. That is Abba Kyari.
“We sat tight for one more week, we couldn’t get anything from them. In this way, I coordinated my DPP to liaise with the police this time. He liaised with the police both in the state and with Abbah Kyari.
They guaranteed each day that they would send the suspects to Kwara and the first case journal, without any result.
“You can’t arraign under the law without having the first case journal. You can’t document a charge without the case journal and in recording a charge, you need to display what we call verification of proof.
“This confirmation of proof involves the announcements of observers. Articulations of observers in this sense, we are discussing the general population that examined Offa looters. We don’t have all these with us. We don’t have the suspects on the ground, we don’t have the observers on the ground.
“How would you document a charge? How would you arraign individuals you can’t see?”