A Federal Capital Territory High Court has ordered the suspension of investigation into the alleged involvement of Senate President Bukola Saraki in the Offa Bank robbery, pending further hearing on the matter.
At least 33 people were killed in the robbery of banks in Offa, Kwara State, earlier in the year.
The court made the order following an ex-parte application filed by 10 lawyers asking the court to suspend the interrogation of Saraki pending the determination of the motion brought before it.
In a ruling on Wednesday, the judge, M. A. Nasir, allowed the application, ordering the police to suspend further action on issues relating to the suit pending the determination of the substantive matter on August 16.
Saraki has been invited several times for questioning by the police since the April 5 robbery in Kwara State. According to the police, information provided by some arrested suspects indicted Saraki, resulting in a need for the senate president to explain his role in the fatal robbery.
The Senate President has however denied any involvement with the suspects, describing the investigation as a plot to intimidate him.