BEVERLY HILLS, March 17, (THEWILL) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Saturday, reportedly raided the farm of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, making away with sales books, receipt booklets, its members of staff list and other documents.
It was learnt that about nine EFCC operatives, a cameraman and policemen in a Nissan bus marked Abuja BWR 627AT raided Wanogan Farms Limied located in the Masaka area of Nasarawa State around 3pm and searched the entire premises for over three hours.
It was gathered that the EFCC decided to raid Onnoghen’s farm with a view to investigating claims by the embattled CJN that most of the monies that passed through his accounts were from his farm business.
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) had sent a report to the EFCC revealing the identities of firms that paid $3m into the bank accounts of Onnoghen.
According to the document, Onnoghen received such huge sums of money despite the fact that his salary and allowances were between N240, 202 and N751, 082.37 from 2005 to 2018.
A relative of the suspended CJN told newsmen that the EFCC operatives seized all the phones of the workers to prevent them from taking photographs of the operation adding that they searched the store houses, water tanks in search of dollars.
He said the EFCC men harassed the human resources director over the phone and requested that the company’s invoices be turned over to the EFCC.
When contacted, the EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, said he was not aware of the raid on Onnoghen’s farm.