Arms deal: EFCC raids Sambo's office, seizes $50,000

By The Citizen

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission raided the Abuja office of the former Vice President, Arc. Namadi Sambo last weekend and seized $50,000 found in his safe. The raid took place on the building which houses a top European High Commission's Visa Processing Centre opposite the National Defence College, Abuja.

A source close to the operation confirmed that the operatives broke into the former vice president's safe and removed whatever valuable they found, including top branded wrist watches, asset declaration forms, and a list of landed property.

The raid, it was learnt followed the discovery that one of Sambo's aide, known as Daboh, was found to have collected the sum of N25 million from the embattled National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisah Metuh, as part of the sum he got from the former NSA, Dasuki Sambo.

Although Daboh was arrested on January 11 by the EFCC and later released after taking statement from him, the operatives swooped on the ex-VP's office on Saturday with the hope of extracting 'incriminating evidence'. The raid took place a few days after Sambo had moved some vital documents from his residence to the office in the Central Business District, in many bags, known as 'Ghana-Must-Go, which were thought to contain foreign currency. – Vanguard.