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Security operatives raid Jonathan’s in-law’s house in Abuja

By Editor   |   05 January 2017   |   1:40 am




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Security operatives who claimed to be acting on the orders of both the Inspector-General of Police and the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) yesterday raided a house located at Maitama District in Abuja belonging to a brother-in-law of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

According to Charles Ogboli, a human rights activist and lawyer to former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, who confirmed the incident, yesterday’s raid was the third in the last three months.

He told The Guardian on telephone that Patience’s siblings, who were out of Abuja for the Christmas holidays, occupy the building and that the security operatives always lay siege on the property whenever the occupants were away.

Ogboli, who expressed dismay at the raid said, “around October last year when the house was empty as it is now, a team from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) came, searched the premises and found nothing incriminating.

“Two weeks later, another team came from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and like the earlier callers, found nothing incriminating.”

He said the leader of the team whom he identified as ACP Williams claimed to have come from the IG Special Unit while another of the operatives said he came from the AGF Office.

Spokespersons of the headquarters and Abuja command of the police said they were not aware of the operation, but Ogboli said police officers in uniform carried out the raid.




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