Police return documents seized from Senator Goje’s residence

by Dolapo Adelana

The Police Headquarters has returned the budget documents allegedly carted away from the home of Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje.

This was disclosed by the Office of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Thursday.

Saraki’s office said the police had returned all the documents, cash and laptop they took away from the house of Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Goje.

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Senator Goje on Wednesday told the Senate that police operatives carted away with budget documents when they raided his residence last Thursday.


The Special Assistant to the Senate President on New Media, Bankole Omisore, informed that the police have returned everything they took from Goje’s Abuja home.

Omisore tweeted, “Nigerian police this morning returned everything they took from Senator Goje’s house including cash and documents relating to the 2017 Budget.”

Also the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) Senator Ita Enang, in a statement entitled “Resolution of issues: Re Nigerian Police Force and Senator Danjuma Goje” confirmed the items taken away from Goje’s home by the police have been returned.

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Enang in a four-paragraph statement said, “Further to the visit of the Nigeria Police Force to the residence of His Excellency. Senator Danjuma Goje. CON in the course of routine duties wherefrom certain items was taken by the Police, and issues subsequently arising.

“I am to inform all that all the items taken in the course of routine Police duties have been returned to the Distinguished Senator at his house by the Nigeria Police.

“Further, to state that all other issues relating to the subject matter are being addressed with a view to a positive resolution.

“Meanwhile, we sincerely appreciate the Senate and the House of Representatives for the enormous work that they have put in to ensure timely passage of the 2017 Appropriation Bill.”


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