The Nigeria Police Force says it will arrest the lawmaker representing Gombe-Central Senatorial District, Senator Danjuma Goje, if he continues to ignore its invitation.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, said this during a breakfast television show titled, ‘Sunrise Daily’ on Channels Television.
Moshood said, “On the day the house was searched, a call was put through to him (Goje) by Ango Usman, who is the housekeeper, confirming to him the presence of the police team. He (Goje) said he was coming on that day but he switched off his phone afterwards.
“The following day, which was a Friday, one Nura got in touch with the police investigator and said they were coming on Friday with their lawyers to the police headquarters to meet with the investigators but they never did. Later, they called that they would come on Monday but they never did.
“So, I am using this opportunity to equally call on him to appear before the investigation panel because the investigation is still ongoing into all the recovery that was made in his house and it is important that nobody be allowed to cast aspersion on the investigation of police to pervert the course of justice.”
When asked if Goje would be arrested should he continue to shun police invitation, Moshood said, “Yes, nobody is above arrest. We will definitely do so and it is important for him to know that on time and appear before the police investigation team handling the matter.”
The National Assembly had, on Wednesday, said the 2017 Appropriation Bill passage had been stalled after the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Goje, told the upper chamber that the police carted away budget documents when they raided his Abuja home recently.
The former governor, while raising a point of order at the plenary, lamented the damage done to his property during the raid, saying work on the 2017 budget had been put on hold since the policemen invaded his house and took away the documents.
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