The suspected killers paraded by
the Kwara State Police Command in Ilorin last week have named the Senate
President, Mr. Bukola Saraki, Kwara State governor, Mr. Abdulfattah Ahmed, as
two of the men who ordered them to kill many Kwara State indigenes in Nigeria
and abroad. The suspects, who have been
transferred to Abuja for further investigation, SaharaRepoters learned, named
the Senate President and Mr. Ahmed in the confessional statements made to the
Police. According to the statements made
to the Police, the suspects said they have been on the payroll of the Kwara
State Government and Mandate Office of Mr. Saraki.
The leader of the killer squad,
the son of Salihu Woru the self-appointed spokesman of Magajis in Ilorin
Emirate, is placed on salary Grade Level 16, while his colleagues are on Levels
10 to 15.
The suspects, SaharaReporters
gathered, also admitted that they were being paid from the Office of the Senate
President. Mr. Saraki, the suspects told the Police, gave them Toyota Corolla
cars a few months ago as a way of securing the loyalty ahead of the 2019
On the list of people marked for
execution before the election, they said, are two men, both named Mustapha;
Kayode Oyin, Yinka Aluko, Baba Rex, and one Ogunlowo.
A Police . told
SaharaReporters that bank statements retrieved from the suspects indicated that
they received money on a monthly basis from Mr. Saraki and the Kwara State
government. This, added the ., has ensured that most of them have healthy
bank balances running into millions of naira.
Following their confession, the
Senate President and Mr. Ahmed attempted to pressure the Kwara State Police
Commissioner, Mr. Aminu Pai Saleh, using Director of Public Prosecution (DPP),
Mr. Jimoh Mumini, who is said to be very corrupt.
Mr. Pai Saleh was said to have
been offered money, which he rejected. Mr. Mumini has been critical of the
transfer of the suspects to Abuja, saying that the state government has
successfully prosecuted cultists and killers at the State High Court under the
The Senate President and Mr.
Ahmed may soon be invited by the Police. Both men have accused the
Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Lawal Idris, of planning to frame them for