Fresh reports  from Kogi  State said more than 10 policemen have  again, invaded the Okene residence of Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN) former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice .They were allegedly  searching for cash and  undisclosed documents.

The policemen who were fully armed  came  from the Force Headquarters in Abuja and ransacked Adoke’s residence for nearly one hour without anything to show for the commando-like operation.

Unlike  some operations though, the policemen on arrival showed a warrant obtained from High Court of Justice in Gudu District Abuja but  they did not reveal  exactly why they stormed the home.

The  duplex was however  ransacked   between 4.15pm to 5.15pm.The specific places they searched included  Adoke’s bedroom, his wife’s bedroom, the roof and the toilets.Eye witnesses said they left   at the end, empty handed.

Mr. Abdul Adoke, one of the  younger  brothers of the ex-Minister revealed that: “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 too.”

It could be recalled that  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had dragged Adoke to court over alleged involvement in a $1billion Malabu Oil Block deal.

The ex minister who  has openly faulted EFCC’s claims  has said he will make himself available  to defend the charges against him at the right time.

Adoke had particularly denied benefiting from from the auctioning of the Oil Prospecting Licence 245(OPL 245)  known as Malabu Oil Block.

Also, the ex minister insisted that he got requisite approvals from the former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to broker the settlement and execute the OPL 245 Settlement Agreement.

Adoke’s residence has been  repeatedly stormed  by security forces of late. It was not immediately  clear if the latest  action was fueled by a whistleblower or other undisclosed reasons.

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