( Updated) Whistleblower tipped off operatives who raided Goje’s house

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Security Operatives that raided the Abuja home of Danjuma Goje, former governor of Gombe State and senator of the federal republic of Nigeria on Thursday evening are believed to be from Police headquarters, Abuja and not from EFCC as earlier reported.

An eyewitness to the raid said the operatives stormed Goje’s residence at Asokoro, Abuja, around 5 pm.

At least 25 mobile police officers conveyed to the scene with twelve different vehicles were sighted outside the building, located on Haile Selassie Street, Asoroko.

The operatives believed to be from the Monitoring Unit of the Inspector General of Polic were tipped off by a whistleblower that there were huge sums of money hidden in the building.

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Goje, who is a serving senator at the Nigeria National Assembly, is under investigation for alleged corruption while he was governor of Gombe State.

Wilson Uwajaren, spokesman for EFCC, in brief statement Thursday evening said the agency was not involved in the operation.