Offa robbery: Court orders service of summons on Saraki (Nation)

Offa robbery: Court orders service of summons on Saraki (Nation)

A court in Abuja has ordered the service of summons on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in relation to the ongoing investigation by the police into the April 5, 2018 bank robbery incident in Offa, Kwara State.

Justice Abdullahi Garuba Ogbede of the Grade 1 Area Court, ACO Estate, Lugbe, FCT, Abuja, issued the criminal summons and ordered its service on Saraki following a criminal complaint made against the Senate President by an Abuja-based lawyer and rights activist, Oluwatosin Ojaomo, acting under Section Section 89(5) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015.

When the case was called yesterday, complainant’s lawyer, E. S. Marcus, told the court that the defendant was absent in court despite the efforts made by an official of the court to serve the defendant with summons issued on July 31 this year.

Following Marcus’ complaint, Justice Ogbede invited the court’s official, Abdullahi Umar Kutigi, who informed the court that he was prevented by security personnel at the National Assembly from serving the defendant when he visited the place. Read more

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