Offa Robbery Case To Be Revisited — Governor-Elect
The governor-elect of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has promised to reactivate the seemingly moribund Offa armed robbery case that claimed 33 lives, including a pregnant woman.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) governor-elect stated this during a media briefing on Sunday night in Ilorin where he delivered his acceptance speech.
Abdulrazaq assured that he will interface with the police to ensure that those implicated in the robbery were prosecuted.
He said: “This development is seriously affecting the economic development in the zone. We will interface with the Police to address the challenge of insecurity
“The Offa robbery where 33 people were killed, based on police investigation was linked to top government officials,” he noted.
He pledged that he would ensure that the judicial process was logically concluded and perpetrators brought to book.
He also pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.
It could be recalled that the Nigerian Police has accused the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the incumbent governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed of complicity in the famed robbery.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had officially declared Abdulrazaq winner of the Saturday governorship election.
He polled a total of 331,546 votes to defeat Abdulrazaq Atunwa of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 114,754 votes.
APC also won all the 24 seats in the Kwara House of Assembly.
Speaking on the poor state of infrastructure in public schools in the state as well as non-payment of salaries of teachers and other civil servants, he said:
“We will set up a transition committee that will interface with the government and we will have a forensic audit of the paying system to formulate new policies.
“We will organise health care summit. Education summit and special summit on how to improve the state infrastructure,’’ he promised.
Abdulrazaq reassured the traditional institution in the state that his administration will not demote any traditional ruler but will work with them and count on their useful advice.