How police raided my house, seized my gun, others – Senator

by Dolapo Adelana

The senator representing Southern Kaduna Senatorial District, Danjuma Laah, has said the police ransacked his Kaduna residence without a search warrant.

The senator said the police performed a “destructive search” on his home.

He said they forced their way into his home at about 5am, and went away with his gun, which he said he obtained with a licence in 2008.

Laah added, “They (police) they took away a pump-action gun with its official permit granted me since 2008.”

In a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Thursday, the senator stated, “This morning, March 9, 2017, my Kaduna residence was invaded by armed policemen, MOPOL and plain-clothed men, numbering about a hundred.

“They came in trucks, buses and pick-up vans around 5am, forced my security man at gunpoint to open the gate and without tendering any search warrant from any court of law, started a destructive search on my house.

“They used knives to tear open my furniture, broke louvres of my doors, broke and tossed things around and destroyed the delicately plastered ceiling of my bedroom and entered  the roof.

“My two nephews, Friday Batan and Samson Tanko, who were in the house were manhandled by the armed security personnel and taken away to an unknown place. I have yet to establish contact with them.

“Also my wristwatches, expensive jewellery, belonging to my wife, were carted away.”

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