POLICE RETURNS DOCUMENTS SEIZED FROM GOJE’S HOUSE
The 2017 budget document, that was allegedly carted away by the Police in senator Danjuma Goje’s house is said to have been returned by the Police Headquarters.
This was disclosed on Thursday by the Office of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The office of the Senate President said the police had returned all the documents, cash and laptop they took from the house of Goje the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation.
However, Goje on Wednesday told the Senate that police operatives went away with budget documents when they raided his residence last Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Public Relation officer of the Police, Moshood on Thursday on Channels TV denied taken any document relating to the budget, that only 38 document were discovered and they were recorded on the search warrant.
In a separate response, Bankole Omisore, the Special Assistant to the Senate President on New Media, informed that the police have returned everything they took from Goje’s Abuja home.
He tweeted, “Nigerian police this morning returned everything they took from Senator Goje’s house including cash and documents relating to the 2017 Budget.”
Also speaking in relation to the issue is Senator Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) in a statement titled “Resolution of issues: The Nigerian Police Force and Senator Danjuma Goje”
He confirmed the items taken away from Goje’s home by the police have been returned.
Enang further said, “ the visit of the Nigeria Police Force to the residence of His Excellency. Senator Danjuma Goje. CON in the course of routine duties where from 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 and to state that all other issues relating to the subject matter are being addressed with a view to a positive resolution.”
He added, “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.”