Officers from the Nigeria police force that raided Abuja residence of Danjuma Goje, the senator representing Gombe central, found cash in sums of $19,000 (N5.8 million) and 4,000 Saudi riyals (N326,000).
Another set of cash of N18 million in the Nigerian currency, was found in the senator’s residence
Although the police authorities are yet to issue a statement on the Thursday afternoon search, there are unconfirmed reports that they might have been acting on a tip-off.
Goje, who was governor of Gombe from 2003-2011, was at the national assembly office working on the 2017 budget when the police stormed his residence with over 40 officers.
“Our men were there for between four and five hours and they carried out a thorough search,” the source said.
Sources tell Naija247news that Police officers broke down the doors and all the boxes found in the house of the chairman of the senate appropriations committee.
They also went through all the files in the residence.
The family was said to have been traumatised.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was initially thought to be behind the search, but the agency denied any involvement.
The police are hardly involved in this kind of search on politicians, but it also has a special fraud unit which performs similar functions to the EFCC.