Officers of the Nigerian Police Force have raided the home of former Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle in Maradun on Friday morning.
POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that several police officers surrounded the building which can be seen in photos below.
It can be recalled that Matawalle made headlines after the new Zamfara State governor, Dauda Lawal accused him 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.
Confirming the development, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode who is a friend of Matawalle described the raid as unacceptable.
“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.