The Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II, has absolved the Senate president, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki of involvement in the case.
In a statement signed by his Principal Private Secretary, Dr Tajudeen Oloyede, he said: “When the incident happened, the Senate President was the first top public official to pay a visit to our town. And right there, in the palace, in the glare of the High Chiefs and other well-meaning personalities, he put a call to the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, requesting him to make necessary security arrangements, which our people have long yearned for.
“We wish to state that the Senate President is a former governor of Kwara State and by the grace of God the Number Three citizen of this country. We will, therefore, not be party to attempt to ridicule, embarrass, denigrate and disgrace him. We know his antecedents, family and political beliefs.“We thus call on the police to be alive to their responsibility and avoid unnecessary sensationalism in the handling of the investigation.
We will appreciate that this case is thoroughly investigated, devoid of media trial and unnecessary and undue publicity. Our interest remains in the law taking its course against those who unleashed mayhem and violence against our people in order to prevent recurrence of such crime in our society.”