Buhari Has No Constitutional Right To Intervene In Senate President’s Robbery Case With Police
Following the ongoing battle between the Nigerian Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Police on the Offa robbery incident, the Presidency has revealed that it would be illegal for the President of the country, Muhammadu Buhari to intervene.
In an information gathered by NIGERIA NEWS, Buhari has no constitutional right to meddle in the case.
Recalled that the police had two nights ago again sent an invitation to the Senate president to present himself for questioning regarding the ongoing investigation being carried out in a robbery which was carried out in Offa, a town in Kwara state which left over twenty innocent citizens. Bukola Saraki vs IGP: Full Letter Of Invitation Sent To The Senate President
The presidency, however, disclosed yesterday through a statement that it would be unlawful for Buhari to interfere with the investigation.
The statement which was made by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu reads: “It is odd, strange and bizarre that while ordinary citizens can be called up to answer questions or be interrogated, the VIP cannot be questioned without the annoying insinuations of partisanship, persecution or outright politicization.”
“This country cannot achieve development in peace when important cases are viewed through a political prism and the law is considered as being applicable to some, and not applicable to others.”
“President Buhari does not stand in the way of law enforcement either. Under our constitution, he has no powers to stop the investigation of anyone or institution.”
“When they are set to investigate anything and anyone, the best friend of the law is the one who lets them do their work.”
Recalled that NIGERIA NEWS had previously reported on how a confessional statement by one of the suspects in the Offa robbery had prompted the police to invite the Senate president for questioning. Offa Robbery: Police Release More Videos From Offa Armed Robbers Confession