Offa Banks robbery gang leader, Ayoade Akinnibosun has restated, in an interview with journalists, that he worked as a political thug for Saraki in Kwara South, Kwara North, and Kwara Central Senatorial Districts, for Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, right from his days in the Peoples’ Democratic Party.
He explained that the gang assisted the Senate President to disrupt elections at polling centres his party could not win, adding that he had been working for Saraki since he was the Kwara State governor.
“We are the ones that do political arrangements for him; for example where we can’t win (elections), we make ‘dabaru’ (rigging) arrangements there. We scatter elections if we don’t win,” said the gang leader, who is also the head of a youth group in Kwara State, Liberation Youth Movement.
The suspect, however, said Saraki and the governor were not privy to the bank robberies, insisting that the only connection the two politicians had to the incident was the gang’s relationship with them.
“They did not send us to carry out the robberies, but because we are their political thugs, that was what led us into robbery. We have been their political thugs so that was what encouraged us to do what we were doing,” Akinnibosun stated.