The immediate past governor of Kwara state, Dr Bukola Saraki has on yesterday asked the Police to respect the rule of law by staying further investigation into his alleged complicity in the N21billion loan scam, pending the determination of a suit he had filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Saraki said he deliberately refused the invitation by the Special Fraud Unit of the Nigerian Police, but rather opted for the court, following plans by the police to tarnish his image.
Speaking through his lead counsel, Mr R.A Rabana, (SAN), yesterday, the ex-governor dared the police to establish his links with the account of Joy Petroleum Nigeria Limited, or how he allegedly used Kwara state properties to secure loans from banks while he was in office.
Consequently, he pleaded with the security agency to maintain status-quo until May 22, when the presiding Judge, Gladys Olotu would determine the legal questions posed before the court.
Specifically, he has invited the court to determine “whether it is not a violation of the plaintiff’s right under section 34(a) and section 35 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) for the Defendant to invite the plaintiff to appear before the police without any allegations and or accusations specifically made against him.
As well as, “Whether the letter of 3rd April 2012 written by the agent of the defendant to the plaintiff can be complied with by the plaintiff, in the absence of any specific allegations made against the plaintiff.”