Saraki Admits His Security Details Were Involved In Robbery – DSS Source

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An unnamed source at the Department of State Security (DSS) has informed Sahara Reporters that Senate president, Bukola Saraki has admitted some security personnel attached to him stole N310 million from an operator of a bureau de change.

Three days ago,


According to Sahara Reporters, the source said the heist was led by Abdulrasheed Hamidu Maigari and George Mwatapwa Ibbi, two top members of Saraki’s security detail. Hamidu joined Saraki’s team when he emerged the Senate president earlier this year.

“He [Mr. Hamidu] was the one who organized other participants in the robbery, including the soldiers,” the source said.

Seven soldiers reportedly took part in the operation. They were said to have ambushed the bureau de change operator and forced him to hand over N310m out of the funds he was going to deliver to Saraki.

Hamidu hails from Dungo local government area in Taraba state and is a younger brother to Alhaji Uba Maigari Hamidu, the former deputy governor of Taraba state.

The robbery allegedly took place on Friday, November 20, but the report said both the DSS and Saraki concealed the identity of the robbery suspects in order not to publicly embarrass the Senate president and the security agency.

”The Director General [of the Department of State Security], Lawal Daura, kept the police away from the case. Also, you can see that the police are yet to issue a statement relating to the incident apparently because they were working to a predetermined outcome,” the source further revealed.


In an email sent to yesterday, December 11,

Meanwhile, Mohammed Fawehinmi, the eldest son of the late human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi has said the Senate president is

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