More than 12 policemen raided the house of a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), in Okenne, Kogi State on Friday.
We gathered that the policemen, who were said to be from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, were looking for cash and undisclosed documents.
The security operatives left the house after searching the place for about two hours.
Although they produced a search warrant from a High Court of Justice in the Gudu District Abuja, it was learnt that the policemen refused to disclose their mission.
The policemen ransacked the duplex including Adoke’s bedroom, his wife’s bedroom, the roof and the toilets.
A younger brother of the ex-minister, Mr. Abdul Adoke, said, “The policemen presented a search warrant obtained from the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu in Abuja. Their leader identified himself as a police officer from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, but he refused to disclose his identity.
“We cooperated with them and at the end of the day, nothing was found. They wrote a report declaring that the duplex was free of any incriminating documents. I and four others also signed the report.”
Adoke is facing trial for his alleged involvement in a $1bn Malabu Oil Block deal. The suit was filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The former minister, in a statement on Friday, said he had just been informed that his Okene home was searched by the police.
He stated, “Twelve policemen searched the whole building including the overhead and underground water tank, septic tanks, the penthouse and Boys’ Quarters apparently looking for foreign currencies (Dollars and Pound Sterling) and other unspecified documents.”