Saraki, who made the allegation on Wednesday, May 16, during plenary, claimed that the IGP had ordered that some suspected cultists arrested in Kwara state be transferred to Abuja, where they are expected to make statements that will implicate him.
The Senate President also said that the Kwara state governor told him last night that the IGP ordered for the transfer of the suspects to alter their statement and implicate him.
For the first time in the history of the 8th Senate, Saraki was asked to step aside as Presiding Officer to allow his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, to preside over the matter.More news: Anti-Abortion Activists Pressing Trump to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding
See pictures of some protesters against the alleged transfer of suspected cultists to Abuja on the order of the Inspector General of Police.
According to the police: "Suspects arrested over the mayhem and killings of innocent people in Ile-Ife, Osun State and those arrested in Southern Kaduna crisis in Kaduna State and suspects arrested in connection with Zaki-biam killings in Benue State were all transferred to the Force Headquarters, Abuja for further investigation before they were arraigned in court of competent jurisdiction".
Naija News recalls that Mr Idris has been having a running battle with the Senate under Mr Saraki, repeatedly refusing to honour summons by the senate and accusing its members of criminal behavior.
The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Kwara State Ministry of Justice, Jimoh Mumini, made this known after an emergency Security Council meeting chaired by Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed on Wednesday at the Government house in Ilorin. I feel that as we speak now, these suspects are already here in Abuja.More news: `YouTube Music is Google's latest stab at a Spotify rival
He said the plot is an act of desperation, blackmail and crude tactics aimed at turning Nigeria into a Police state where top government officials can not be made to obey the law.
"I know the gravity of the issue that is why I am bringing it to your attention and to continue to let our colleagues and the world know presently the danger we are going with and the levels of the rascality that is going on with some of these actions".
Saraki raised the alarm on the floor of the Senate today, with the Senate resolving to send a 12-man delegation to discuss the matter with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The delegation would consist of the Senate President, the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan; the Chief Whip, Senator Olusola Adeyeye; and the Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio.More news: OnePlus 6 to launch in India today
Others in the committee are senators Danjuma Goje, Samuel Anyanwu, Raji Rasaki, Aliyu Wammako, Oluremi Tinubu and Abdullahi Adamu.