Police Vow to Arrest Senator Dajuma Goje

Senator Goje of the All Progressives Congress might be arrested by the police if he fails to honour another invitation for his interrogation.
Senator Danjuma Goje
 
The Police have threatened to arrest Senator Danjuma Goje if he failed to honour invitation extended to him. Goje is expected to tell detectives what a file allegedly containing “write-ups” on the assassination of an Islamic cleric in Kano State in 2007, Sheikh Ja’afar Mahmud Adam, was doing in his house, among other findings.
 
The threat of arrest was made yesterday by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Jimoh Moshood, when he appeared on a live programme in Abuja.
 
In a dramatic turn, the Nigeria Police Force has returned all the items it carted away from the Abuja residence of Goje. Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, stated that all other issues relating to the matter were being addressed with a view to arriving at positive resolution between the National Assembly and the Police.
 
“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.
 
 
“Further, to state that all other issues relating to the subject matter are being addressed with a view to positive resolution,” Enang said.
 
Also, an insider in the Senate, who is also close to Goje, told a New Telegraph correspondent that the Police returned the documents and money after discovering that the information given to it by a whistle-blower, upon which it raided the senator’s house last week Thursday, was false.
 
“Nigerian police this morning returned everything they took from Goje’s house, including cash and documents relating to the 2017 budget.
 
"They claimed that the raid was based on wrong information from a whistle-blower,” the source said.
 
It will be recalled that officers from the Force Headquarters (FHQ), Abuja had, last Thursday, raided the No. 10 Haile Salasie Street, Asokoro District home of the Senator representing Gombe Central Senatorial District.
 
The development had formed the basis of the Senate’s decision at Wednesday’s plenary to suspend work on the 2017 Appropriation Bill, as it had alleged that documents relating to the yet-to-be-passed budget were carted away during the raid.

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