The House of Representatives has given the police
24 hours to return all documents relating to the 2017 appropriation bill
allegedly carted away from the residence of a senator, Danjuma Goje, who heads
the Senate committee on appropriations.
The House also condemned in strong terms, the
invasion of Mr. Goje’s residence by
security operatives on April 20.
This was due to a motion raised at the plenary by
Abubakar Ahmad (Gombe-APC).
A special team of officers from the Force
Headquarters, Abuja had on April 20 carried out a raid on
the Asokoro residence of Mr. Goje, a former governor of Gombe State.
The police are yet to give an official reason for
While raising the motion, Mr. Ahmad said security
agents destroyed doors, bags, ceilings and soakaways and took away documents
including reports of the 2017 appropriation bill which was scheduled to be laid
before both chambers of the National Assembly during the week.
The proposed budget was initially slated to be
passed before the end of March 2017 but the Senate later gave a May 5 deadline
for the passage.
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