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Police operatives on Thursday evening raided the Abuja residence of a former Governor of Gombe State, Danjuma Goje.
The operation, it was gathered, was in connection with ongoing corruption investigation against the ex-governor.
It was learnt that some vital documents were recovered during the operation, but their importance to the police probe could not be immediately ascertained.
Goje who is being prosecuted for money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,could not be reached on Thursday night for his reaction to the alleged raid on his home.
A senior police officer, who confirmed the raid to one of Punch correspondents, explained that the raid was carried out by some police teams as part of a wider probe of the senator.
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The source simply said, “It is true that our men raided Senator Goje’s residence in Abuja, as part of a wider investigation. Some documents were recovered from his house, but it is too early to know the significance of the recoveries.”
Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, could not be reached for comment as calls to his telephone line indicated that it was unreachable.
His mobile line indicated that it was switched off when it was called. He also did not reply a text message sent to him as of press time.
EFCC denies raiding Goje’s home
The spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said this in a terse message sent to one of our correspondents on Thursday.
Uwujaren rubbished media reports stating that the former governor’s home was raided.
He said, “Please disregard online reports claiming the EFCC today, April 20, raided the Abuja home of Senator Danjuma Goje. The report is false as the commission was not part of such an activity.”
The former governor, who now represents Gombe-Central senatorial district, is currently standing trial before a Federal High Court for alleged fraud.
He was also accused of contract inflation and spending N1bn on dictionaries for primary schools during his tenure.