ROBBERY AT FORMER NIGERIANS PRESIDENT HOUSE IN ABUJA
Former President Jonathan, has showed that his Abuja home in Gwarimpa was damaged into by thieves who then made away with every movable object in the residence.
This turned into disclosed through a assertion issued via his spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, closing night. He stated the theft turned into discovered closing month and has been suggested to relevant police authorities. It turned into revealed that six of the suspects arrested by way of the police were policemen guarding the residence, instead of the declaration by way of the FCT Police Command that handiest 4 policemen had been arrested.
The statement read: "Following collection of enquiries from journalists and other concerned Nigerians at the extent of the reported vandalisation and robbery inside the house of former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan located in Gwarimpa, Abuja, we, therefore, would really like to make the following clarifications: The robbery became located closing month upon which a document was duly lodged with the relevant police government. The police immediately began investigations which led to the arrest and detention of some suspects, six of whom had been policemen, at the same time as investigations hold.
"The residence, which the former President offered from CITED property developers in 2004, turned into absolutely stripped bare by the thieves who stole each movable object in the house, such as furnishings units, beds, electronics, toilet and electrical fittings, as well as all inner doors and frames.
"However, opposite to exaggerated reports in some media, best six television sets, three fridges and one fuel cooker were stolen. Being that the house is a modest, four-bedroom duplex, it couldn’t have been equipped with '36 Plasma tv sets and approximately 25 refrigerators' as falsely reported by way of a few media clothes.
"We thank all Nigerians for his or her show of concern and desire to convey the previous President’s goodwill to all Nigerians."
A security source stated two sellers who had been foremost recipients of the stolen items had been said to have closed down their shops at Panteka marketplace and have considering remained at huge, Vanguard reports. The supply additionally discovered that the looting turned into determined while a neighbour observed "extreme damage in the residence" and known as a member of President Jonathan’s own family to invite whether the residence become undergoing preservation. The former President was said to have in my view gone to look into the assets and then he suggested the vandalism to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
A dealer at Panteka market, who confessed to being near one of the fleeing buyers of the stolen items, in step with Vanguard resources, said the law enforcement officials first introduced some objects to the market on the market in early 2016.
"It all commenced from time to time round March 2016 while a cell police sergeant got here to Tipper Garage market and brought some items on the market. He approached one of the wholesalers to shop for them, however the dealer stated he does now not purchase gadgets from an unconfirmed proprietor. The officer who diagnosed himself as Sergeant Musa informed the dealer that he turned into one of the security men guarding Mr. Jonathan’s non-public residence at Gwarimpa. He took the dealer to observe him to verify that he become no longer a thief who had come to sell off stolen properties inside the marketplace. The dealer observed him to the house where he met two other policemen, an Inspector and a Sergeant. They satisfied him that the gadgets had been part of presents to them," the supply said.
Afterwards, Sergeant Musa persisted to ask the dealer to the former president's residence to choose up clean gadgets.
The source said: "At a point, the dealer became scared while he suspected foul play and told Sergeant Musa that he became no longer inquisitive about the transaction. However, the officer later were given another purchaser, a wholesaler in the market, who could in the end buy almost 80 in step with cent of all of the residences eliminated from President Jonathan’s residence."
The spokesman of FCT Police Command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, additionally confirmed the incident on Monday.
He said in a assertion: "The FCT Police Command wishes to inform the majority that it has began complete-fledged investigation into the case of robbery within the Gwarimpa residence of former President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Preliminary police research on the problem has found out that a few objects have been observed to be lacking in the house. Meanwhile, the Policemen who are imagined to be on defend responsibility at the residence had been detained for questioning.
"Investigation to discover what simply came about is presently in progress. The command desires to guarantee all that the result of findings at the on-going research could be made public."