Kyari reacts to allegation he offered N10m to implicate Saraki in Offa robbery

Abba Kyari, suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), has described the claim by Ayoade Akinnibosun, one of Offa bank robbery suspects, that he offered him N10 million to implicate former Senate President and erstwhile Kwara State governor, Bukola Saraki, as a ‘fat lie.’

POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that Akinnibosun told the court on Wednesday how Kyari allegedly offered him N10 million to implicate Saraki in the deadly armed robbery case that happened in April 2018.

But reacting to the allegation in a statement on Thursday through his lawyer, Hamza Dantani, Kyari said the allegation is a big fat lie.

“On January 18, 2023, a serial bank robber caught in the act by bank CCTV cameras, without credibility tried fruitlessly to absolve himself of his sordid past by dragging the Police officer, Abba Kyari, who alongside his team arrested him and charged him to court.

“He told the court that Abba Kyari, a well-known police officer offered him N10 million to implicate Senator Bukola Saraki. That is a fat lie. One can easily ask, where would Kyari get that kind of money to dash an armed robber in custody when his salary and allowances for three years are not up to N10 million?

“Kyari with his many years of experience did not at any time coerce or force anyone to implicate anybody no matter how highly placed.

“Rather, he discharged his responsibility based on laid down laws, rules of engagement and police service rules,” the statement said.

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