It was learnt that the search was informed by the unusual movement of hefty bags into the office of Sambo’s Manyatha Company on Saturday. The office building also houses a top European High Commission’s Visa Processing Centre opposite the National Defence College, Abuja.
Sambo has been on EFCC searchlight for over N20 million funds allegedly collected from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) while he was Vice President. The EFCC officials searched the office for documents linking the office of the former Vice President to the arms deal.
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 suspicious bags, known as “Ghana-Must-Go,” which were thought to contain foreign currency, prompting the EFCC men to act swiftly.
Sources reveal that the operatives broke into the Safe kept by the former vice president and removed whatever valuable they found, including several documents of bank transactions and list of landed property, top branded wrist watches, assets declaration forms, with the hope of extracting ‘incriminating evidence’.
EFCC agents were also said to have visited Sambo’s houses in Kaduna and Zaria in furtherance of their investigations.
The ongoing investigation of $2.1 billion arms deal scam under ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki has been extended to the former Vice President. One of Sambo’s aides is reported 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 used for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s political campaigns.