Unknown gunmen, said to have posed as security agents, in the early hours of Saturday invaded the home of Alhaji Bashir Adoke, the junior brother of a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN).
The gunmen, who did not identify themselves as security operatives, but claimed to be searching for cash in the three-bedroom bungalow, did not present any warrant.
But when they could not found money, they beat one AbdulGaniyu, who is the caretaker of the house, to a pulp.
According to a relation of the Adokes, the gunmen forcefully gained entrance into the bungalow at Nagazi Area of Okehi Local Government Area about 12.30am.
The relation said: “They broke doors and started shouting where is the money kept in this house?
“They were desperate.
“They upturned the furniture and ransacked every part of the building.
“Getting frustrated, they vandalized everything in the house because they could not get any cash.
“They later pounced on AbdulGaniyu, they took him to a part of the compound and asked him to start digging the ground for hidden money.
“When the search for cash was fruitless, they beat AbdulGaniyu to a pulp and injured him.”
The younger Adoke, who is the owner of the house and resident in Abuja, was not at Nagazi in Okehi for the weekend.
Ex-Minister Adoke, who is being tried by the Federal Government over his alleged role in the Malabu Oil scandal had few weeks back raised the alarm that security operatives are planning to invade his house.
He said the plot was to plant monies and guns in the house to implicated him.