By Soni Daniel
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Thursday, swooped on the facilities being developed by Robert Azibaola, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, in Otakeme, Bayelsa State.
Although no reason was given for the raid, it was learnt that the company premises was searched by the operatives on the suspicion they would recover some hidden cash.
An official of the company, who witnessed the raid, lamented that some containers, machines and buildings were damaged in the process of finding cash.
“At about 1500 hours today, 13th April 2017, EFCC operatives invaded KAKATAR premises in Otakeme in Bayelsa State and vandalise containers, equipment and machines and damaged our buildings in the process,” a spokesman for the company, Austin Ekeinde said in a mail to Vanguard.
“KAKATAR premises in Otakeme houses our construction equipment, machines and residential buildings and it not for the storage of cash or any other material, “ Ekeinde added.
The raid comes on the heels of similar ones in Lagos, Kano and Kaduna by the anti-graft agency’s operatives in search of cash suspected to have been stashed away by powerful and influential Nigerians, yet to come forward to claim the funds.
It will be recalled that a raid on a private apartment in Ikoyi Lagos yesterday, yielded over N15 billion cash in different currencies.