Saraki Denies Being Attacked In Ilorin
Senate President Bukola Saraki has not had the easiest of weeks. After a protracted legal wrangle and a failure to stop charges being brought against him by the code of conduct bureau, Bukola Saraki had to face the tribunal on a 13 count charge.
He visited Kwara state yesterday to celebrate the Eid El Kabir festival. At an Eid praying ground, people at the hurled stones and sachets at the Senate President.
Bukola Saraki served two terms as governor of Kwara State and has recently been accused of owning a foreign account as well as enriching himself while in office.
They were shouts of “Ole!” “thief!” as a mob overpowered his security operatives and attacked him.
The Senate President on his part, denied the attack despite video evidence to the contrary. A statement from his media aide said, “Before the Senate President left the prayer ground, he spoke to reporters who had asked him about his message for Nigerians to mark the Eid-el-Kabir.
“We want to say that nothing can be further from the truth as the Senate President was never attacked nor was there any attempt made on his life to warrant him being ‘whisked away’ as reported by a section of the media.
“We however observe that there was a protest allegedly staged by local government employees over purported non-payment of salaries, which hoodlums attempted to hijack but this development was immediately curtailed by security agents.”