The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) thursday denied reports that it raided the Abuja residence of the former Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje.
Media reports had yesterday hinted that the EFCC raided the Goje’s house around 6 pm.
However, EFCC Head of Media and Information, Wilson Uwujaren, said: “Please disregard online reports claiming the EFCC on April 20 raided the Abuja home of Dajuma Goje.
“The report is false as the commission was not a part of any such activity.”
Sources however said the raid at the Asokoro residence was carried out by the Nigerian police acting on a tip-off by a whistleblower.
The operation, which began after 5:00 p.m. lasted for over two hours with at least 12 vehicles, including about eight police vans stationed outside the building.
At least 25 mobile police officers were sighted outside the building, located on Haile Selassie Street, Asoroko.
About half a dozen detectives were also seen standing outside, with even more likely to be inside.
According to report, the sum of N18 million; $19,000 and 4,000 Saudi Riyal were found in his house.
Mr Goje, a former governors is facing several charges bordering on alleged corruption during the tenure in office.