To carry out a search warrant, EFCC agents raided the home of Adamu Abdullahi, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday night, which caused tension.
News About Nigeria reports that the APC National Chairman resigned from the position as a result of pressure from senior party figures.
According to two reliable sources, including one of the policemen involved, the EFCC agents reportedly encountered opposition from police orderlies assigned to the politician as soon as they arrived at Adamu’s home on Ali Akilu Crescent, close to the Aso Rock Presidential Villa.
The police officers said that no one would be allowed to access the premises because it was already after 6:00 p.m., and sources told Peoples Gazette that a standoff soon followed. Despite being presented with a valid judge-signed warrant, the cops persisted.
Although it wasn’t immediately clear what the warrant said, Mr. Adamu had been accused of corruption; the investigation may still be ongoing.
One of our sources, who wished to remain anonymous to discuss the operation, stated: “The police officers said no one can enter the house because it was already after 6:00 p.m. and already late for any search operation.”
They insisted they wouldn’t let anyone inside, he said, even if they returned with the judge who had signed the warrant.
The police spent hours trying in vain to resolve the situation after arriving, according to sources, in four trucks.
There were no casualties during the standoff, which a source described as “physically intense.” Between early Monday morning and the start of business, neither the police nor the EFCC had spokespeople available for comment.