- A source has disclosed that political and social connections may have led to the six suspects linked with cult-related murders in Kwara being transferred out of the state to Abuja
- Senate President Bukola Saraki had previously accused IGP Ibrahim Idris of staging a plot to link him to the suspects
- According to the source, the father of one of the suspects was the spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force in Kwara state before he retired
The suspects allegedly involved in cult-related murders who were transferred to Abuja recently, may have been taken out of Kwara state due to their political and social connections, The Nation reports.
The six suspects are currently being held by the Police, over alleged murders in Kwara, in the last few years.
Legit.ng notes that earlier in the week, Senate President Bukola Saraki had alleged that Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, was staging a plot to link him and the Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, to the suspects.
The Police however said the suspects were transferred out of Kwara state for further investigations.
An anonymous source with knowledge about the matter reportedly stated: “While all suspects deserve to be treated as innocent until found guilty, some of them have very solid connections within and outside the Police Force.”
According to the source, one of the suspects “has a father who holds a high chieftaincy position in Ilorin and he was for many years, the spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force in Kwara state before he retired.”
He continued: “The same suspect has a brother who is the head of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in one of the south-west states.
“As we speak, a deputy commissioner of Police in Kwara state is being transferred out of the station for reasons best known to higher authorities in Abuja.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Police was asked by the chief registrar of the Kwara State Judiciary, to bring back some criminal suspects who had been transferred to Abuja on Wednesday, May 16.
The suspects were accused of being involved in murder and criminal conspiracies; and the spokesperson for the Nigerian Police Force, Jimoh Moshood, stated that they were transferred to the nations’ capital for further investigation into the matter.
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