The police have returned the monies and the documents they took from Senator Danjuma Goje’s house in Abuja.
A source told DailyTrust that $19,000, N18m, 9,400 Saudi Riyal and the documents have been returned on Thursday.
“Nigerian police this morning returned everything they took from Senator Goje’s house, including cash and documents relating to the 2017 budget. They claimed the raid was based on a wrong information from a whistleblower,” he said.
Last week, the police raided Goje’s residence, claiming they were acting on a tip-off and carted away the items.
Goje told the Senate on Wednesday, that the 2017 Budgets documents were also taken and said work on the Budget would now be delayed.
Replying the allegation in a statement issued Wednesday night by the Force PRO, Moshood Jimoh, the police described the claim as false and misleading.
Jimoh said: “the report in its entirety is false, misleading and capable of misinforming Nigerians about the statutory roles and duties of the Nigeria Police Force as provided under Sections 4 & 28 of Police Act and Regulations, which includes prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the preservation of law and order, the protection of life and property and the due enforcement of all laws and regulations, and authority to enter any house or premises to execute search warrant.
“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. ”