The National Assembly on Wednesday deplored the invasion of the house and office of the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje by the Police.
They said that the action of the police had truncated their planned passage of the 2017 Budget.
Both the Senate and the House of Representatives directed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to tender an unreserved apology to them for the invasion of Goje’s house.
The Senate set up an Ad-hoc Committee to investigate the incident and the attempted assassination of Senator Dino Melaye in Kogi State.
The Goje-led Appropriation Committee was expected to submit its report on the 2017 Budget on the floor of Senate yesterday but could not do so.
It alleged that about 18 files and a laptop belonging to the committee were carted away by the Police.
The Upper Chamber’s resolutions were sequel to the point of order raise by Senator Goje on the invasion of his house by the police on Thursday last week.
In his submission, Goje narrated how a detachment of the Nigeria Police invaded his house and office and carted away 18 files and a laptop belonging to the Appropriation Committee office, N18 million, $19,000 and 4,000 Saudi Riyadh.
In his remark, the Senate President Bukola Saraki said: “Sadly, I must tell you distinguished Senators that the Chairman of the Senate Police Committee told me this morning that the police said that it is something to do with a whistleblower. If it has to do with whistleblower, then that the whistleblower misled them.
“If the whistleblower misled them, I think that this matter has come out publicly because it is like it was meant to embarrass the senator. I think the police did not only embarrass him but the entire country,” he said.
The House of Representatives summoned the IGP to appear before its ad-hoc committee to explain the circumstances surrounding the carting away of documents relating to the 2017 Budget from the Abuja residence of Goje.
The House also gave 24 hours ultimatum to the IGP to return all the documents relating to the 2017 Budget.