Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday stormed the residence of Senator Danjuma Goje, former governor of Gombe State.
The Premium Times reports that the officers raided the Senator’s home located in Asokoro at about 6 p.m. Thursday.
The move may not be unconnected to allegations of corruption leveled against Goje, while he served as Gombe State governor.
Goje, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, is being charged by the anti-graft agency with an alleged N25bn fraud.
He is accused of illegally awarding a N1bn contract for the supply of dictionaries to Gombe State Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB), without following procurement process.
He was also alleged to have paid 85 per cent of the contract sum upfront to the supplier, Real and Integrated Hospitality Company, as against the prescribed 15 per cent as contained in the UBEB guidelines when he was the governor.
It will be recalled that a Federal High Court, sitting in Jos, Plateau State, had in October, 2016, issued a bench warrant for Goje’s arrest, for refusing to show up in court.
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