Bukola Saraki released on bail, to report back to police Wednesday

UPDATE !6: Bukola Saraki has just been released, and he is back in his Abuja home. He will return to the police on Wednesday, this time in Lagos. He was grilled by top detectives, led by Tunde Ogunsakin, commissioner of police in charge of the Special Fraud Unit. He looked troubled and agitated during his interrogation, sources close to the investigative team told PREMIUM TIMES.

An hour after one a source close to the investigation team spoke to us, spokesperson for the police, Frank Mba, told us via a text message, “After hours of intensive but very professional interrogations, Senator Saraki was this evening granted bail by the police – in line with his constitutional rights.

“He is however expected to report back to the Police on Thursday as investigations are stil ongoing.” We were told Wednesday by a source familiar with the investigation.

UPDATE 15: Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mbah says Mr. Saraki is still being held at Force Headquarters and that he could not tell how long the interrogation might last.

Mr. Mbah said,He is still with us. He is being interrogated by our top-level detectives. I can’t say how long the interrogation might last.”

When asked if Mr. Saraki would be held overnight, he said, “I can’t speculate. He will remain with us for as long as necessary. I am not among those interrogating him and I don’t know how much time they need to do their job.” 

UPDATE 14: We can confirm that Bukola Saraki has submitted himself to police hqters, Abuja and is being interrogated at the moment

UPDATE 13: Investigators at SFU say they they’re suspicious Bukola Saraki has developed cold feet & is pressing buttons to be left off the hook

UPDATE 12: The government officials from Kwara State have left. There’s still no sign of Bukola Saraki

UPDATE 11: Rented Kwara women dance for Bukola Saraki in Lagos

UPDATE 10: It’s all quiet now at the Special Fraud Unit. The chartered buses have left but the govt officials are still here. No Bukola Saraki

UPDATE 9: Unconfirmed reports that Bukola Saraki would report at police hqters, Abuja. His supporters now chanting solidarity songs

UPDATE 8: Ishola Balogun, Kwara PDP chairman, says they are here to show solidarity to Bukola Saraki

UPDATE 7: A good number of Ilorin-based journalists have also been bussed to Lagos by the Kwara Govt to cover Bukola Saraki

UPDATE 6:  Kwara Govt machinery has moved to Lagos to cheer Bukola Saraki wanted by police over N21billion loan scam

UPDATE 5: About 6 chartered buses from Ilorin, filled to capacity, have arrived. Bukola Saraki still not here

UPDATE 4:  A lot of back slapping among the officials from Kwara. But Saraki is yet to arrive (11.30 a.m)

UPDATE 3: More Kwara Govt officials arriving in state’s official vehicles. Bukola Saraki not in sight yet

UPDATE 2: Bukola Saraki has still not shown up at the police.But there are lots of Kwara Govt officials here

UPDATE 1: Kwara Commissioner for Information Wahab Oba, & Kwara State Press crew, arrived SFIU.

We can confirm that a former governor of Kwara State, Bukola Saraki, has submitted himself to police headquaters in Abuja where hs is being interrogated at the moment.

More to come…


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  • Followtruth

    Nigeria is extremely sick! Drumming support for a suspected fraudster and a long standing economic crook is definitely not what any sane society should be witnessing. We need a divine deliverance!!!!!!

    • Abuyusufa

      we told you ignorant pple who to vote for last year, did you listen to us? you aint seen nothing yet. More is coming

  • Wole Adeyemi

    Three Abubakars’ show- Abubakar Olusola SARAKI,Abubakar Bukola SARAKI and Abubakar Mohammed Dikko.The IGP was the Family boy since the 80s and so it will be unless the Government is serious
    Wole Ladeefa

  • Janet Adegbenro

    These are the Amala and Gbegiri eaters,Beggars, Jobless, Illiterate cum ignorant people and paid and freelance journalists benefitting from the family criminal acts in Ilorin and its environs.
    Janet Adegbenro

  • Woleadeyemi

    This is what the SARAKI Family was busied organizing and fine- tuning for hiding since.Can this approach save him? The world is watching

  • Rapheal Adekola

    Saraki the father and the son use the ploy of rented crowd to show us that he has people enjoying him and cannot be handle the ways criminals are treated.What a ploy and trick !But Bode George did something like this and failed eventually.We shall live to see how the matter will go

  • Dede

    A theft with supporters, are they not accomplice

  • Wole adeyemi

    There exist chummy relations between the Police boss and the Saraki political dynasty for decades.I only wonder how Femi Falana will play his role as a Lawyer in what appear to be a charade in trying Bukola Saraki

  • FirecloudofGOD

    This is Ibori type 2 playing itself out! This time the women are not naked.