Offa robbery: Lai Mohammed slams Saraki over N10m donation claim




The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has faulted a claim by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, that he donated N10 million to  victims of  the April 5  robbery in Offa.


According to a statement by the minister’s media aide, Segun Adeyemi, Mohammed said the claim was patently false.

He was quoted as saying, “He did not! The N10 million he referred to was donated when the Offa market got burnt and it was made in Ilorin, not Offa.

“When Dr Saraki visited Offa to commiserate with the community in the aftermath of the robbery, he did not donate a dime! I challenge him to prove me wrong.”

Mohammed alleged that Saraki had said in a radio interview that he donated the N10 million when he visited Offa to commiserate with the people in the aftermath of the robbery.

Mohammed added that the Senate president in the interview also said that the N10 million he donated was more than the N7 million that was stolen from the robbed banks’ vaults.

“The overly aggressive and crude response by Dr Saraki to that warning has shown that he is not ready to heed the admonition, hence the need to re-state it, and to condemn any attempt to denominate human lives in Naira and Kobo,” he said.

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