A suspect of last year’s bank robberies in Offa, Kwara State, has alleged that the police killed Michael Adikwu.
Michael Adikwu, was a principal suspect and the mastermind behind the robberies, which claimed many lives.
Testifying before the court in a “trial within trial”, Ayoade Akinnibosun, after alleging that the police killed Adikwu, also narrated how the police asked him to implicate the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, in the robbery incidents.
Akinnibosun and two other accused, Ibikunle Ogunleye and Adeola Abraham, alleged that they made their statements under duress. Akinnibosun said,
“Abba Kyari told me to say that the Senate President Bukola Saraki gave me the guns we used for the operations. But I declined.
“He (Abba Kyari) promised that they would reward me handsomely and set me free if I could indict Saraki. When I disagreed, they asked some policemen to take me back to the cell. During this time, my hands were tied to my legs.”
The suspect said he was the leader of Kwara South Liberation Movement mobilising young jobless graduates for the representative of Kwara South at the Senate, Dr Rafiu Ibrahim.
The trio also claimed Inspector Vincent shot dead five Fulani men when they were kept at the IRT ‘theatre room’.
They added that it was in the same ‘theatre room that Inspector Vincent, popularly known as Mr Torture, allegedly shot dead Adikwu for failing to indict them.
The trial Judge, Justice Halimat Salman, adjourned the case till March 25, 2019 for the continuation of trial within trial.