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EFCC storms embattled ex-CJN Onnoghen’s farm in search of hidden dollars



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The travails of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen continues as men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday raided his farm located in Nassarawa state.

Reports say items such as sales books, receipt booklets, staff list and other documents were seized when men of the EFCC who came with a cameraman and policemen stormed Wanogan Farms Limited located in the Masaka area of the state.

They were also said to have checked overhead tanks, drawers, store rooms and offices hoping to find monies, especially in dollar currencies.

Reacting to the raid, a relative of the CJN who pleaded anonymity said the EFCC operatives in a bid to stop employers of the farm from taking pictures and recording the raid, seized all phones of workers.

He said, “We were at the farm on Saturday afternoon when operatives of the EFCC arrived in a white Nissan bus marked Abuja BWR627AT. They forced their way into the premises, harassing everyone.

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“No document was presented to the manager under the claims that the EFCC doesn’t need a search warrant. They searched his office and made away with a list of staff members from around February last year.

“The manager was then made to write and sign a document that nowhere was broken into, and nothing was taken. The supervisor was made to countersign. Both were made to do this under duress.

“The cashier was then harassed and made to turn over the sales record and all receipts and invoices in his keeping. He was also made to write an undertaking releasing the sales book to them under duress and made to write his name and designation.”

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