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EFCC reportedly raided suspended CJN Onnoghen’s farm, took away documents

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday around 3pm reportedly raided a farm, Wanogan Farms Limited, belonging to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The anti-graft after about 3 hours search took away sales books, receipt booklets, lists of his staff in the farm and other documents.

Nine EFCC operatives, policemen, and a cameraman, arrived the farm located in Masaka area of Nasarawa State in a Nissan bus with number Abuja BWR 627AT.

A relative of the embattled CJN who spoke to Punch said; “We were at the farm on Saturday afternoon when operatives of the EFCC arrived in a white Nissan bus marked Abuja BWR627AT. They forced their way into the premises, harassing everyone.

“No document was presented to the manager under the claims that the EFCC doesn’t need a search warrant. They searched his office and made away with a list of staff members from around February last year.

“The manager was then made to write and sign a document that nowhere was broken into, and nothing was taken. The supervisor was made to countersign. Both were made to do this under duress.

“The cashier was then harassed and made to turn over the sales record and all receipts and invoices in his keeping. He was also made to write an undertaking releasing the sales book to them under duress and made to write his name and designation.”

“These people alleged that Onnoghen had 55 houses but when they realised that he had only one house; they decided to start looking for evidence.

“They claimed he had foreign accounts but when it was time to provide evidence to the NJC, they realised that it was only domiciliary accounts he had which is not the same as foreign accounts. Now, they are looking for evidence when the matter is already in court.”

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