Police denies removing 2017 budget from Sen Goje’s home
The Nigerian Police has denied removing any document relating to the 2017 Proposed budget during its search of the Abuja home of Sen Danjuma Goje.
Goje who is the chairman of the Senate’s committee on Appropriations, told Nigerians to blame the police if the Senate is unable to pass the budget on time as promised.
The Senate had given the police 24 hours to return the documents and tender an apology.
But CSP Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer, Force headquarters in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said Goje’s assertion was entirety false, misleading and capable of misinforming Nigerians.
He stated, “It is pertinent to set the record straight and inform Nigerians of the facts of the matter. A search warrant duly obtained from court of competent jurisdiction was professionally executed in the house of Senator Danujma Goje on 20th April, 2017 at No. 10 Haile Salasie Street, Asokoro District Abuja which was subsequent upon intelligence report at the disposal of the Force that large sum of money suspected to be stolen public funds and other incriminating items are about to be moved out of the said house.
“It is worthy of note that on arrival of the Police team to Senator Danujma Goje’s house, the house keeper Ango Usman informed the Senator of the presence and mission of the team and he promised coming but later switched off his phone.
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“The search warrant was successfully executed in the presence of three (3) close relatives of Senator Danjuma Goje who are residing in the house and the recoveries were made in their presence. The three (3) relatives listed below opened the house and took the Police team round the building, and endorsed their signatures after the completion of the search as required by the procedure of law on search warrant which contained the money, documents and Laptop recovered, and none of the items include 2017 budget document. This is available for inspection by any interested members of the public.”
He continued that the three relatives were (i) Danjuma Mohammed, a master Degree holder from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a Chartered Quantity Surveyor is a nephew to Senator Danjuma Goje.
(ii) Ango Usman, House keeper to Senator Danjuma Goje .
(iii) Aisha Umar, Alias Iklima a step daughter to the Senator Danjuma Goje.
Moshood further listed the items and money removed from Goje’s house as:
i. Cash sum of Eighteen Million and Fifty Six Thousand Naira (₦18,056,000) only
ii. Cash sum of Nineteen Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty (19,850 US Dollars).
iii. Cash sum of Nine Thousand Four Hundred (SR9, 400) Saudi Riyal
iv. Thirty Eight (38) Files and Six (6) Envelopes containing documents, some of which are listed below
a. File on funds spent on security administration and information gathering– a-g – 2009
b. File on release of funds for Special operations a- f – 2009
c. File on Gombe State Government of Nigeria Cash inflow 2005
d. File on Project 2007 – Executive Briefs on how to fight opposition in Gombe State – Strategies and Tactics
e. Envelopes containing permit to operate as an Oil Industry Service Company (special categories) 2011
f. A File containing write-ups on how Governor Shekarau plotted the assassination of Sheikh Jafaru
g. Letters from Alhaji Mohammed Danjuma Goje (Sarkin Yakin Gombe) to the MD LUBELL Nigeria Ltd of proposed residential Devt at Kashere Phase II dated 16/01/2007 and 19/11/2010.
The force also stated that there is video recording of the execution of the search warrant, and that the Inspector General of Police honoured the invitation of the National Assembly on 26th April, 2017 to explain the legality of the search warrant that was executed in the house of Senator Danjuma Goje on the 20th of April, 2017.
According to the statement, further investigation is currently ongoing into the matter, even as it called on Nigerians to disregard Goje’s report “as the search warrant which was professionally executed in the house of Senator Danjuma Goje has nothing to do with 2017 budget”.
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April 27, 2017 at 7:08 pm
I thought ask much, it will be very stupid of the police to invade Goje’s home without warrant! We are going to hold Goje responsible for our budget, he should provide it wherever he kept it.
April 28, 2017 at 5:19 am
Both him and the Senate President will answer to where they kept the appropriation bill and am sure they have padded the budget too.
April 27, 2017 at 7:21 pm
Senator Goje is an idiot, he only wants to make police raid in his house a national issue by claiming they made away with the 2017 budget. The budget will comeback out very soon since the police have cleared their part.
April 27, 2017 at 7:51 pm
I said it. Goje is in trouble . He is an hardened criminal, he must produce our budget first before accounting for all the incriminating things found in his house.
April 28, 2017 at 4:27 am
That is not a problem. After all the reps have theirs. Come worse, we will use the reps appropriation bill as no credibility in that of the Senate.
April 28, 2017 at 5:21 am
No way. Senate supercede the reps in budget passage.
April 27, 2017 at 7:56 pm
I still don’t think senator Goje knows he has committed a capital offense, how can he say the police stole 2017 budget without being sure ? The idiot was not even at home when the raid occurred and he later switched off his telephone, if he’s not hiding anything, he’d walk meet the police in his home as he promised. I’d advice the senate to lock him up after providing the missing budget
April 28, 2017 at 5:26 am
Yes because his not sure of what his saying and there are other thing goje is not telling us so efcc should keep an eyes on him because more things are coming out and we need to see
April 28, 2017 at 5:10 am
I am more concerned of other documents found in his house than the budget because for the budget, we are only deceiving ourselves in Nigeria, Nigeria has no budget. So Gov Shekarau planned Sheik Jafaru death, and see other things Goje did to embezzle money. He must step down as the chairman on appropriation first then immediately his prosecution needs to commence. He must not go Scot free.
April 28, 2017 at 5:20 am
Forget that, Immunity covers him.