N24.1 million cash recovered from Goje’s residence

The sum of N24,126,000 was recovered from the residence of Danjuma Goje, the Nigerian senator representing Gombe Central, after police raided his Abuja home on Thursday.

The police found cash in sums of $19,000 (N5.8 million), 4,000 Saudi riyals (N326,000), and N18 million (Nigerian naira) from the home of the senator who is an erstwhile governor of Gombe State.

The police who are believed to have acted on a tip-off stormed Goje’s Asokoro residence around 5pm on Thursday, April 21.

Goje is being investigated for alleged fraud while he was governor of Gombe State from 2003 to 2011.

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.

An anonymous source within the police unit that stormed Goje’s residence said “Our men were there for between four and five hours and they carried out a thorough search.”

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Initial reports of the Thursday’s raid mentioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to have been behind the raid, but officials of the Commission denied involvement.