The Nigeria Police on Monday dropped invitation to President of Senate Bukola Saraki to answer to his alleged link with recent armed robbery in Offa, Kwara.
But this time the police are asking him to respond in writing within 48 hours, which is a shift of earlier reports on Sunday that he was required to appear at a police station.
The invitation had generated mixed reactions among Nigerians with many condemning it as apolitical witch-hunt. It is inconceivable, many say, that the Senate President would knowingly have anything to do with robbers or robbery.
Saraki announced on his Tweeter handle, the Police asked him to respond in writing within 48 hours.
He assured that he would comply with the content of the letter.
“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,” he said.
Saraki had earlier on Monday, tweeted that he sent his Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to get the letter of invitation from the Police to enable him honour it.
The Police had summoned him for questioning over his alleged relationship with suspects arrested in connection with the bank robbery in Offa recently.
He was directed to report to the Force Intelligence Response Team office at Guzape, Abuja, to answer to the allegations.