Forgive Us, We Mistakenly Stole The 2017 Budget, Thinking It Was Hidden Dollars – NPF Shamelessly Shocks The World

By Post Nigeria April 27, 2017 15:14

Forgive Us, We Mistakenly Stole The 2017 Budget, Thinking It Was Hidden Dollars – NPF Shamelessly Shocks The World

The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has returned money in both local and foreign currencies, including other documents seized from the Abuja residence of Senator Danjuma Goje, of Gombe State.

A source close to the former Governor, disclosed that the Police returned the documents and money, after it learnt that the information given to it by a Whistle Blower, 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 wrong information from a Whistle Blower”, said the source.

Recall, that the National Assembly yesterday, said Police took away critical component of the 2017 budget, during the raid on residence of the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator 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 components, 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 the 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 traumatized 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.

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“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 ones maybe hiding the budget now, maybe they are using the laptop and files to come out with the budget”, he said.

In his remarks, Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, said the Police blamed the invasion on wrong information by a Whistle Blower.

However, the Police said cash sum of ₦18,056,000; cash sum of $19,850; and another cash sum of SR9, 400 Saudi Riyal, including other documents were recovered from the house.

The Police Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, in a statement on Thursday, said the search warrant executed on Senator Goje’s House, has nothing to do with the 2017 budget.