We have valid warrant to search AFEX warehouse – Police
The Nigeria Police Force on Sunday, said it had a valid search warrant to search AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited warehouse in Zaria, Kaduna State.
The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) recalls that the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh and his predecessor, Mr Akinwumi Adesina, now AFdB president, accused the Police of raiding the company’s warehouse, carting away N85 million worth of grains.
The Head of Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit ( PCRRU), ACP Abayomi Shogunle, told NAN in Abuja that , immediately the PCRRU got wind of the allegations from the two ministers, it registered the case on July 15 and began investigation.
According to Ogbeh on his Twitter page obtained from the PCRRU, ” The raid on AFEX warehouse by alleged policemen is an attack on our efforts at driving agriculture to attain food security.
Similarly, Adesina on his Twitter page said, “Sad AFEX Nigeria ransacked by police for no reason. AFEX is a first exchange doing so well to support farmers.
“The Police in Katsina acted according to the laws of the land in protecting framers who complained that their products worth N66 million was collected from them since January and could not get their balance,he said.
He said that following the allegation, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, directed the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Katsina, Mr Usman Abdullahi to investigate the allegation.