takeover EFCC sealed property
$2.1bn armsgate: Arms police takeover EFCC sealed property
…Air Commodore Abubakar’s house confiscated, not Gen Abubakar
From ALEX UANGBAOJE, Kaduna
Armed mobile policemen yesterday laid siege on property sealed up by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in Kaduna belonging to suspects being investigated on the Arms deal scandal.
Meanwhile, The Nation has reliably gathered that the 5C Sultan Close mansion reported to be a property of Major General Yusahu Abubakar, the immediate past Theatre Commander of Operation Lafia Dole actually belongs to Air Commodore Yusahu Abubakar (rtd) of the Nigerian Air Force.
Similarly, the shopping mall reported to have owned by General Abubakar’s wife equally belongs to Air Commodore Abubakar’s wife.
During a further check on the said property yesterday, Armed policemen were sighted protecting the protecting them. Our Correspondent gathered that the policemen were there to prevent failed attempt by unknown persons to erase EFCC’s inscription on the property
A resident in the area (name withheld) said some group of men yesterday around 8pm arrived at the building trying to scrap out the imprint but the arrival of a detachment of Mobile policemen saved the situation as they took to their heels.
Meanwhile, the EFCC seale destroyed by the intruders has been replaced by the anti-graft agency. It was also visible that some of the red paint has been moped off
Giving credence to the development, a neighbour to the sealed property and human right activist who would not want her name in print confirmed that the property actually belong to the retired Air Commodore who according to her has disappeared from the neighborhood for some time.
She also confirmed that the actual owner of the shopping mall along Lamido Road is the wife of the retired Air Commodore.
It was equally gathered that the retired Air Commodore was a one time Director of Finance and Account in the Nigeria Air Force Headquarters.