The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the claim by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, that he donated N10 million to victims of the April 5 robbery in Offa “is patently false’’.
Mohammed also declared that he had details of what actually transpired.
In a statement issued on Monday in Lagos, the minister admonished the Senate President “to stop dancing on the graves of the innocent souls” who died in the bloody robbery attack in Offa.
The statement signed by Mr Segun Adeyemi, the Special Adviser to the Minister, said: “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.”
The minister reiterated his earlier warning against playing politics with the unfortunate incident.
He 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.