Senate President Bukola Saraki has said he would no longer need to appear before the police for questioning.
In a tweet on his verified Twitter handle, @BukolaSaraki said he now has a formal communication from the police, but it was not for him to appear but rather to answer questions bordering on the robbery in Offa, Kwara State, in April.
The announcement comes minutes after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met behind closed-doors with Mr Saraki and police chief, Ibrahim Idris, as well as the head of State Security Service, Lawal Daura, at the State House.
Following my earlier tweet, I have received the letter from @PoliceNG. They are no longer asking me to appear at any station, but to respond in writing to the allegations within 48 hours — which I plan to do.
— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) June 4, 2018
The police say some of the suspects in the Offa robbery confessed to being sponsored by Mr Saraki.