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Senator Goje gets warning from police: Honour invitation now or we arrest you

The Nigeria Police says it will arrest the lawmaker representing Gombe-Central senatorial district, Senator Danjuma Goje, if he continues to ignore its invitation.

Asked if Goje would be arrested if he continue to shun police invitation, Force PRO, Supol Jimoh 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.”

How National Assembly forced IG to return Senator’s documents...
It was gathered by Punch at the National Assembly that the senators forced the Inspector-General of Police to return the documents that policemen carted away from Goje’s home.

A reliable source, privy to the developments at a meeting IGP Idris had with the leadership of both chambers of the National Assembly, said the lawmakers were hard on the police boss.

But the source, who is close to the leadership of the National Assembly, disclosed that members of the House of Representatives declared war on Idris unless he backed down on the probe of Goje.

The source stated, “Many will be surprised that the police, who were all out for war, suddenly returned the documents they carted away from Goje’s home.

“The IGP told members of the House yesterday (Wednesday) that a whistle-blower informed the police that Goje had collected a bribe to manipulate the 2017 budget and that he was also bribed to influence the confirmation of (acting Chairman of EFCC) Ibrahim Magu by the Senate. That informed the move by the police to invade Goje’s home with the aim of recovering a large amount of cash.

“The Reps were very brutal with him. They brought out the 2016 budget and showed him some infractions in the implementation of the police’ budget. They made him to understand that the police had also erred by converting funds appropriated for the acquisition of Armoured Personnel Carrier to buy cars. They told the IGP that the matter would also be probed.”

So the Senate and house of Reps today is all about blackmail?