Some residents of Offa in Kwara state, under the aegis of the Association of Concerned Offa Indigenes Home and Abroad, yesterday described the invitation of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, by the police as God’s answers to their prayers.
The police had on Sunday invited Saraki over the confession of the five principal suspects in the April 5 Offa robberies in the state.
The police said the confession of the suspects indicted the Senate President.
The residents during their anti-Saraki protest on Tuesday marched from the Iyeru-Okin African LGEA Primary School, Offa, through Ibrahim Taiwo Road, to Idi-Ogun.
They turned back from Yidi Praying Ground to Owode Market, and then marched to the Palace of Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi, who was on lesser Hajj.
They displayed placards with different inscriptions and sang songs in support of the police invitation to Saraki.
Some of the inscriptions read, ‘Injustice is dead, justice must prevail,’ ‘RIP to the victims, Saraki is questionable,’ and ‘We cannot trade on injustice.’
Spokesperson for the group, Muyideen Babalola, in a speech titled, ‘The wind has blown, the back of the fowl has been exposed,’ said Saraki’s invitation by the police was an answer to their prayers.
He said, “The obnoxious act of April 5, 2018, when armed robbers came to Offa, killing over 50 of our dear sons and daughters and some police officers, has taken a toll on us.
“In whatever we do, our past has a way of catching up with us like a shadow. God has answered our prayers in Offa. Our cries have been heard.”