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Police Deny Hijacking 2017 Budget From Goje’s House, Says Assassination File, Cash Were Recovered




By Ganiyat Ganiyu

Abuja, (An24) – The police have denied hijacking the 2017 proposed appropriation bill during their raid on Senator Danjuma Goje’s residence in Maitama, Abuja last week.

Recall that, Goje on Wednesday during plenary had said the police took away the budget during a raid on his residence.

The police in a statement on Thursday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, added that N18.056 million, $19,850 and SR9, 400, and a laptop were also recovered during the search.

“The Nigeria Police Force wishes to state categorically that there was no single document relating to 2017 budget sighted or removed by the Police team that executed the search warrant. There is video recording of the execution of the search warrant,” the statement said.

The police PRO also added that all 38 documents discovered during the search were registered at the back of the search warrant.

He said, “38 files were recovered by the police force which was dully registered at the back of the search warrant.

“Nigerians should know that what we did is inline with the law & they should disregard the publication.” he said.

Moshood added that the Inspector-General of Police had appeared at the National Assembly on Wednesday to explain the legality of the search that was executed at Goje’s residence. 

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