A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday, denied ever granting an interim order restraining the Inspector General of Police (IGP),his officers or agents from investigating or prosecuting the former governor of Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki over an alleged conspiracy, forgery and stealing of N20 billion belonging to Joy Petroleum Ltd.
Saraki ‘s lawyer, Lawal Rabana (SAN), had applied to the court asking it to stop the police from arresting , investigating and prosecuting him but the court had ordered him to put the police on notice.
Contrary to this, the media aide to Saraki, Akintoba Fatigun had issued a release that the court had granted an order restraining the police from arresting him.
But the lawyer representing IGP, Mr Femi Falana brought a counter affidavit opposing the motion brought by Saraki.
In affidavit which was deposed to by a Superintendent of Police, Special Fraud Unit, Akinbayo Olasoji, he averred that Saraki had used his office as the governor of Kwara State to influence the purchase of Joy Petroleum Ltd, Dicetrade Ltd. and Likam Nig. Ltd. stock by the Kwara State ministry of finance, adding that he has on several occasions used his personal properties to guarantee loans taken by the companies.
He further averred that among the names in the documentations of the Bank included the wife of Saraki, Toyin and the former commissioner of finance and current governor,Abdufattah Ahmed .
He further added that based on the findings made, the police had in line with its statutory duty commenced investigation into the role and activities of Saraki in the company by inviting him to assist the said investigation by stating his position in respect of the findings.