… As NPF returns monies, files taken during raid
Chris Steven, Abuja
The Presidency, through the office of the Senior Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), has waded into the saga involving the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Danjuma Goje.
Senior Special Adviser to the President National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, in a press statement issued on Thursday titled: “Resolution of issues Re: Nigeria Police Force and Senator Danjuma Goje”, said the Presidency intervened by reaching out to both parties involved, and resorted to dialogue as a way of reaching positive resolution on the matter.
According to Enang, all items taken from the residence of Senator Goje during the course of the raid on the latter’s residence last week have been returned to the lawmaker.
The statement reads: “Further to the visit of the Nigeria Police Force to the residence of his Excellency, Senator Danjuma Goje, in the course of routine duties wherefrom certain items were taken by the Police, and issues subsequently arising, I am to inform all that all the items taken in the course of routine police duties have been returned to the Distinguished Senator at his house by the Nigeria Police.
“Further, to state that all other issues relating to the subject matter are being addressed with a view to positive resolution.
“Meanwhile, we sincerely appreciate the Senate and the House of Representatives for the enormous work that they have put in to ensure timely passage of the 2017 Appropriation Bill.”