The Nigeria Police Force has backed down on its invitation to Senate President Bukola Saraki over allegations made against him.
This is as the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, met with the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The police had invited Saraki after suspects arrested for the Offa robbery alleged that they were thugs of the Senate President.
The police spokesperson Jimoh Moshood had said the claim would be investigated.
The police have however reportedly rescinded the invitation, asking that Saraki responds in writing instead.
The Senate President shared the news on his Twitter, writing:
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.
According to The Cable, also at the meeting with Osinbajo was Director-General of the Department of State Security (DSS), Lawal Daura.