Thursday, January 5, 2017 12:17 am
A building in Abuja belonging to a brother to ex Nigeria first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan was raided by operatives of Nigerian security agencies on Wednesday.
Eyewitnesses said security operatives who arrived at the residence located in the upscale Maitaima area of Abuja in two white Hilux vans and a white bus carted away some materials after the raid. The reason for the raid is not fully available as at press time.
But there were speculations that the raid may be related to the ongoing probe of the former First Lady over corrupt allegations by the EFCC.
According to Vanguard newspaper, lawyer to the Ex-first lady, Barrister Charles Ogboli, when contacted by some newsmen, confirmed the raid.
The lawyer was quoted by the newspaper as saying, “Actually, it wasn’t the EFCC that invaded the property of Dame Jonathan today, we have had issues of invasion last year by officials of NDLEA, EFCC”
“When I met with the officers who invaded the residence today, one of them who was on uniform said they are from a special unit acting on a directive from the Inspector General of Police, while another one who was on mufti claimed that he is from the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF)”
“They said they wanted to search the property and told me to bear a witness to their operations, but i insisted I wasn’t entering the premise, they broke the door, went in and took about three cheque books and six company seals.”
There were speculations that the former First Lady bought the House for her brother.
Sources indicated that the owner of the house was in Part Harcourt when it was raided.