Officers of the Nigerian Police Force raided the home of former Gov. of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle in Maradun on Friday morning.
This happened after the new Zamfara State governor, Dauda Lawal accused Matawalle of stealing official vehicles from the Government House before handing over the state’s leadership to him.
Mr Lawal, during a radio programme with Vision FM in Gusau, the state capital, on Wednesday, said his predecessor sold all the official vehicles, refrigerators, television sets and other items in the Government House.
However, on Friday, policemen stormed Matawalle’s residence in search of the cars.
Reacting to the development, Femi Fani-Kayode who is a friend of Matawalle described the raid as unacceptable.
The APC chieftain called on the Inspector General of Police to call his officers to order.
“This morning a detachment of policemen raided the home of my brother, the former Gov. of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle in Maradun. They claimed to be looking for cars. They did not have a search or arrest warrant or court order and they claimed to be acting on the orders of the new Governor. This is unacceptable. It is not only vindictive but also lawless and it stands condemned. I call on the IGP to call the officers that are involved to order. The abuse of power and the persecution of political opponents and adversaries has no place in Asiwaju’s Nigeria,” Fani-Kayode stated.
Matawalle is yet to respond or comment on the situation as of the time of filing this report.