Wife of the former President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, yesterday said that the police, who searched his family house in Maitama, Abuja on Wednesday did not found any incriminating material in the house.
Speaking through her counsel, Charles Ogboli, Mrs. Jonathan said that it was the police that searched her house and that three chequebooks, including one from Diamond Bank, were taken away from the premises.
She further stated that the leader of the team, when contacted, explained that though they did not set out to search the family house of the former first lady, but the security man’s attitude forced them to do so.
She, however, described as embarrassing a situation where a security outfit would search a building in the absence of the occupant.
According to her, “The Economic and financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) came last year and conducted a search in the absence of the occupant of the house. The NDLEA also searched the same building. This also happened last year November or thereabout.
It is an embarrassment. “I don’t know what they are actually looking for. Why are they searching a premises in the absence of the occupant? It appears there is something they want to do there,” Jonathan added.
“Today, it was not EFCC, but in the past, from November 2016, EFCC raided the place. It is a family house meant for the brothers and sisters; the siblings. It is a family house of the former First Lady in Maitama, Abuja.
“EFCC raided the place last year. Thereafter, NDLEA raided the place and throughout their raid, they found nothing incriminating. On Wednesday, I got information that there were several policemen numbering about 20 to 28 of them.
“So, when I got there, I demanded to see the leader of the team and I was directed to an Assistant Commissioner of Police, who was in mufti and known as Williams. I asked him which of the command he was from and he said they were from IG’s Special Unit.
Somebody also in mufti intervened and said they were from the AGF, Attorney General’s office “He told me that they came to search the house of a judge, but because of the attitude of the security man, they decided to now move into the house (Patience Jonathan’s family building) and search the house.
“They forced the door open and searched everywhere. At the end, they asked the security man to sign that nothing incriminating was found. They took away three chequebooks and a company iron seal.
The company seal does not belong to the former first lady because she is not staying there. The company is not known to the first lady.”