Oct 11, 2011 – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday detained former Gombe State Governor Danjuma Goje.
Goje is accused of mismanaging N52.9 billion. The sum includes N37.9 billion loans obtained from 27 banks and N15 billion spent as security vote when the state was not facing challenges.
Goje, who reported to the commission at about 5.30am, was taken to the Operations Unit where he wrote a statement.
While Goje reported at the EFCC, a team of operatives that went to Gombe State returned with documents, including payment vouchers, retrieved for his interrogation.
A top source in the commission, who spoke in confidence, said: “We were surprised that Goje surrendered to the EFCC earlier than the resumption time for work. He came at about 5.30am.
“Notwithstanding, we accorded him the utmost courtesy and we are getting his responses to allegations already isolated against him.
“We are detaining the ex-governor pending the conclusion of investigation. We have also decided to seize his passports and other travelling documents.
“We have also secured a court warrant to detain him till the end of our investigation.
“But our team from Gombe State has returned with relevant documents for the questioning of Goje.”
The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Femi Babafemi, said: “The ex-governor reported on Monday (yesterday) as promised, our team is already interacting with him on the allegations listed against him.” The Nation