By Teddy Nwanunobi
Abuja (Sundiata Post) — Report says that items carted away from the Abuja residence of Senator Danjuma Goje, including local and foreign currencies and other documents have been released by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
The report, according to Daily Trust, said that the Police returned the documents and money, after it learnt that the information given to it by a whistleblower was false.
“Nigerian police this morning returned everything they took from senator Goje’s house, including cash and documents relating to the 2017 budget. They claim the raid was based on a wrong information from a whistleblower,” the report quoted a source.
Recall that the National Assembly on Wednesday, said Police took away critical component of the 2017 budget during the raid on residence of the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Goje (APC, Gombe).
Operatives of the Nigerian Police last week Thursday stormed the residence of Goje in Abuja.
The two chambers of the National Assembly said the 2017 budget, could not be passed without the critical component allegedly taken away by the police.
Raising a point of order on the invasion of his house, Goje said the police during the raid went away with his laptop and 18 files.
He said the police spent four hours in his house searched all the rooms, including his private office.
“While I was in National Assembly working on the budget, I received distressed call from my house that the police have invaded my house. They broke all my wardrobes, boxes and doors,” he said.
The former governor, who said the invasion has traumatised and frightened his family, said it has negatively affected the 2017 budget process.
“Up till this moment I have no official contact with the police. So, I don’t know why they invaded my house and I don’t know what they are looking for and they have collected all my things like I told you the money, the files, the laptop are with them.
“We will manage to pass this budget but don’t blame us if it is further delayed because it’s not my fault again. It is not the fault of National Assembly. The police are the one maybe hiding the budget now maybe they are using the laptop and files to come out with the budget,” he said.
It would be recalled that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, met with the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Wednesday, during which he was told to return the money and documents carted away by his personnel to Goje.