February 1, 2016

Arms deal: EFCC raids ex-VP Sambo’s office, seizes $50,000

Former Vice President Sambo

… Sambo’s lawyers protest invasion, slam operatives

By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Monday, raided the Abuja office of the former Vice President, Arc. Namadi Sambo and seized $50,000 found in his safe.

The raid was carried out, Weekend, on the building which houses a top European High Commission’s Visa Processing Centre opposite the National Defence College, Abuja.

Vice President Sambo

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo

A source close to the operation confirmed to Vanguard on Monday that the operatives broke into the Safe kept by the former vice president and removed whatever valuable they found, including top branded wrist watches, assets declaration forms, and list of landed property.

The raid, it was learnt followed the discovery that one of Sambo’s aide, known as Daboh, was found to have collected the sum of N25 million from the embattled National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisah Metuh, as part of the sum he got from the former NSA, Dasuki Sambo.

Although Daboh was arrested on January 11 by the EFCC and later released after taking statement from him, the operatives swooped on the ex-VP’s office on Saturday with the hope of extracting ‘incriminating evidence’.

The raid took place a few days after Sambo had moved some vital documents from his residence to the office in the Central Business District, in many bags, known as “Ghana-Must-Go, which were thought to contain foreign currency.