ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- A video clip of about 40 vehicles recovered at the residence of a former Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has surfaced on the internet.
According to the video, the vehicles were recovered in his hometown in Maradun, when heavily armed security personnel stormed the place.
Matawalle’s successor, Governor Dauda Lawal, had during his inaugural speech expressed disgust that his predecessor took away many vehicles and left an empty treasury.
In a statement on Friday in Gusau, the spokesperson for the Governor, Sulaiman Idris, revealed that the police acted on a court order and a search warrant was obtained for the operation.
The statement read in part: “Consequently, the police sought a search warrant, which was duly given by the court and hence raided Matawalle’s residence in Gusau, Maradun Local Government, and another unidentified hideout.
“Over 40 vehicles were recovered, including three bulletproof vehicles and eight SUVs.
“We want to reaffirm our commitment to recover all that belongs to the people. Our common resolve is to rescue and rebuild Zamfara. Recovering the proceeds of crime and public assets is a critical part of our rescue mission.”