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IGP Idris faces Possible Arrest regarding Offa robbery

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris could be thrown behind bars if the court has its way, as regards the notorious Offa Robbery.

A Kwara state high court has threatened IGP Idris with possible jail term after the top Policeman refused to obey the court’s order to release Mr Olalekan Alabi, Personal Assistant on Political Matters to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed who was arrested in connection to the robbery.

In a Notice of Consequences of Disobedience of Order of Court (Form 48) dated 10th August, 2018, the court threatened the IGP with possible jail term.

The Notice read: “Take notice that unless you obey the directions contained in the order of the High Court of Justice of Kwara State delivered on the 1st of August, 2018, you will be guilty of contempt of court and will be liable to be committed to prison.”

Alabi has been in custody since the 30th of May on the orders of IGP Idris in connection with the 5th of April Offa robbery, where scores of people lost their lives as a huge gang of robbers stormed 5 banks in Offa, Kwara state stealing valuables and killing people before making their getaway.

Alabi had been arrested in connection with the robbery, but had since been granted bail by a court to the tune of N20 million naira, however, the police refused to release him.

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