- The police has paraded one Ismail Yakubu responsible for the information that led to the raid of Chief Edwin Clark's house
- Clark's house in Abuja was raided by the police on September 4
- Chief Clark is an elder statesman and south-south leader
The informant, Ismail Yakubu, who allegedly gave the police false information to conduct a search on the home of elder statesman, Edwin Clark, has been paraded at the police headquarters in Abuja.
The Sun reports that the suspect is said to be a resident at Waru village around Apo area of Abuja.
Recall that that some men of Nigerian Police Force on Tuesday, September 4, raided the Abuja residence of the former federal commissioner for information and south-south leader.
Legit.ng gathers that the police, who searched all the rooms of the elder statesman, alleged that they were in the house to search for arms which they accused him of keeping.
They were said to have arrived the Asokoro residence of Chief Clark at 1.30pm, and left the premises around 2.30pm.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the Senate president, decried the raid on the Abuja home of one of Nigeria's elder statesmen, Chief Edwin Clark, by the police, and called for a thorough probe into the development.
Saraki described the incident as an “unwarranted harassment of the statesman”, adding that the act must not be pushed under the carpet, without the public knowing all the details, especially concerning who gave the order, who signed the police search warrant, which officers executed it and what objective it was meant to achieve.
Saraki said: “Chief Edwin Clark, a Second Republic Senator, former minister under the General Gowon administration is not just anybody. Yes, he is not above the law. If there is a genuine reason for his home to be searched by law enforcement agencies, nobody will object to it."
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