DSS Threatened To Shoot During Sambo’s Home Raid
Is there 'something' the DSS and ICPC are looking for in former Vice President Namadi Sambo's house?
This marks the fifth time his Number One Alimi Road residence in Kaduna would be searched in 90 days.
A combined team of policemen, officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission and some officials of the Department of State Services, on Wednesday carried out the search.
An eyewitness said the operatives, who arrived at the scene in a bus and van around 3pm, cordoned off the road leading to the residence and barred motorists and pedestrians while the two-hour search lasted.
A resident explained that when the officials came into the residence, they threatened to shoot anyone that failed to cooperate with them.
He said, “They pointed their guns at everyone, threatening to shoot anyone who dared to cause trouble. They came at about 3pm and left around 5pm."
The spokesperson for the ICPC, Rasheedat Okoduwa, said she is not aware of the search and declined to comment.
“I am just hearing about the raid from you. I am not aware of it and I have no information,” she said.
However, Sambo’s media aide, Umar Sani, said the ICPC officials came with a court order to search the place.
He stated that it was not the first time the house was being raided by the anti-graft agency.