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EFCC raids ex-minister’s Kano house, breaks doors, searches roof

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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By Mustapha Usman

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday raided the Kano residence of a former minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke.

The former minister is facing charges of corruption by the EFCC

According to court documents, Mr Adoke allegedly exchanged more than $2.2 million in a bureau de change in Abuja as part of his share in the controversial $1.1 billion Malabu Oil deal.

The revelations were contained in a five-count money laundering charges slapped on him at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court.

The EFCC said in the charge sheet that Mr. Adoke took delivery of exactly $2,267,400 on September 16, 2013, and immediately enlisted the service of bureau de change operators to have it converted to the local currency.

Sources said the operatives stormed the house allegedly without warrant and found nothing incriminating against the former minister after the search.

“They found nothing after breaking down the doors of his residence in Kano. There was no evidence of a search warrant but they broke down some doors, searched everywhere and the roof.

“No information on the actual mission of the operatives. This invasion is without deference to the ongoing cases in court,” said Mr Adoke’s family member who preferred not to be named.

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