Police, EFCC Operatives Clash At Adamu’s Residence While Executing Search Warrant


LAGOS JULY 18TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Aphalanx of anti-graft operatives came under attack on Sunday night while executing a search warrant at the residence of Abdullahi Adamu, chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Peoples Gazette learnt.

The agents from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrived around 8:00 p.m. at Mr Adamu’s house on Ali Akilu Crescent, by Aso Rock Presidential Villa, and immediately met resistance from police orderlies attached to the politician, according to two sources familiar, including one of the officers involved. 

A standoff immediately ensued, our sources said, after the police officers said no one would be permitted to enter the premises because it was already past 6:00 p.m. The officers insisted, despite being shown a warrant duly signed by a judge. The content of the warrant was not immediately clear, but Mr Adamu had faced corruption allegations whose probe might still be active.

“The police officers said no one can enter the house because it was already past 6:00 p.m. and already late for any search operation,” one of our sources said under anonymity to discuss the operation. “They said they won’t allow anyone inside even if they go back to bring the judge that signed the warrant.”

The officers, who sources said arrived in four trucks, spent hours trying unsuccessfully to resolve the matter. No casualties were reported during the standoff, which a source described as “physically intense.” Spokespersons for the police and the EFCC were not available for comment between the small hours of Monday and at the opening of business.


Peoples Gazette

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