- The sums of $19,000 (N5.8 million), 4,000 Saudi riyals (N326,000) and N18 million has been found in the home of Senator Danjuma Goje
- A police source discloses that a thorough search was carried out at the residence of the senator on Thursday, April 20
- Unconfirmed reports have it that officers broke down the doors and all the boxes found in the house of Senator Goje
Men of the Nigeria police force have found cash sums of $19,000 (N5.8 million) and 4,000 Saudi riyals (N326,000) at the residence of Senator Danjuma Goje, following a raid on the senator’s residence.
The Cable, citing police sources, reports that cash of N18 million in the Nigerian currency was also found at the residence of the senator.
NAIJ.com recalls that the home of the former governor of Gombe state was raided on Thursday, April 20 by over several police officers.
About 12 vehicles, including eight police vans were stationed outside the building and at least 25 mobile police officers were sighted outside the building, located on Haile Selassie Street, Asoroko.
Premium Times reported that about half a dozen EFCC detectives were also seen standing outside, with even more likely to be inside.
Initially, it was thought that the operatives EFCC were responsible for the raid but Uwujaren, EFCC spokesperson denied that the EFCC was responsible for the raid.
Unconfirmed reports have it that the police might have been acting on a tip-off, but the police authorities are yet to issue a statement about the raid.
“Our men were there for between four and five hours and they carried out a thorough search,” a police source speaking on the raid told The Cable.
NAIJ.com learnt that officers broke down the doors and all the boxes found in the house of the chairman of the senate appropriations committee.
All the files in the residence were also reportedly searched in the raid.
The family was said to have been traumatised by the incident.
The raid on Senator’s Goje’s residence comes shortly after the EFCC recovered $43 million, £27,000 and N23 million from an apartment in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos state.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, April 19, ordered the suspension of the director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, over the role of the NIA in the ownership of $43m (about N13bn) and other currencies uncovered in Ikoyi.
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