The Nigeria Police Force has returned the documents and cash it seized from the Abuja home of Senator Danjuma Goje, reports say.
Police officers raided Goje’s home on Thursday, April 20, and reportedly found cash sums of $19,000, 4,000 Saudi riyals and N18 million.
The police are said to have returned the money on Thursday, April 27, after discovering that the information given to it by a whistleblower was false, according to Daily Trust.
“Nigerian police this morning returned everything they took from senator Goje’s house, including cash and documents relating to the 2017 budget. They claim the raid was based on wrong information from a whistleblower,” a source close to Goje said.
Goje had said, on Wednesday, April 26, that the police took away documents relating to the 2017 budget.
“While I was in National Assembly working on the budget, I received distressed call from my house that the police have invaded my house. They broke all my wardrobes, boxes and doors,” he said.
“Up till this moment I have no official contact with the police. So I don’t know why they invaded my house and I don’t know what they are looking for and they have collected all my things like I told you the money, the files, the laptop are with them.
“We will manage to pass this budget but don’t blame us if it is further delayed because it’s not my fault again. It is not the fault of National Assembly. The police are the one maybe hiding the budget now maybe they are using the laptop and files to come out with the budget,” he added.