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Police Raid Adoke’s Home

Written By: SD Reporter


About 20 policemen on Friday raided the Okene, Kogi State country home of former attorney general of the federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke, newsmen report.

It was gathered that the officers arrived at around 3pm with a search warrant which after the search found nothing and asked guards on duty to append their signatures in a form to confirm that they did not take anything away.

This comes two months after Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided Adoke’s Kano home, aimed at retrieving vital documents that could help the security agencies establish a solid case against him in the $1.3 billion controversial Malabu Oil payout.

Adoke is accused by the Federal Government, through the EFCC, of spearheading the huge payment of $1.3 billion to Malabu, influential individuals and their firms under the guise of settling the protracted legal tussle over the ownership of the lucrative oil bloc, OPL 245.

Apparently to fetch evidence in order to nail Adoke and other suspects in the case, EFCC operatives stormed the Kano residence of the former minister located at 3 Alu Avenue, Nasarawa GRA, but reportedly found nothing incriminating at the end of the operation.

A source close to the operation said the raid, which lasted from midnight did not end until 2 pm, yesterday. One of our correspondents, who visited the house in Kano, said the security doors in the house were forced open, while all rooms and the roof of the house were thoroughly searched by the operatives.

The former minister said in a mail that his house had been broken into by EFCC operatives but noted that he did not know why the action was carried out while his case with the agency was in court.

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