Police sack four officers for burgling Jonathan’s house

*The burgled house (*Picture credit: Premium Times)

The Capital Territory Police Command has summarily dismissed four police officers who burgled the house of the former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in Gwarimpa, Abuja.

The FCT Command said the officers were dismissed after they were found culpable in stealing movable items including, six television sets, fridges, air-conditioners, Ijaw attires and designer suits belonging to the former president

An investigative report from the police reads: “In fulfillment of the promise by the FCT Police Command to make public its findings on the investigation of the case of theft at the Gwarimpa residence of former president, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR, the Command wishes to state that in line with first schedule of police Act and regulation 370 Cap 19, the policemen guarding the house have been tried in an orderly room proceeding and found culpable of the offence.

“Sequel to the outcome of the orderly room proceeding, the commissioner of police, FCT, CP Musa Kimo (psc) has approved the immediate dismissal of the following police rank and files from the Nigeria Police Force: F/No. 436691 Sgt Musa Musa; F/No. 235422, Sgt John Nanpak; F/No. 261898 Sgt Ogah Audu, F/No. 425210 Sgt Gabriel Ugah.

“Meanwhile, orderly room proceeding in respect of AP/No.141199 Inspr Lengs Satlakau and AP/No. 150566 Inspr Usman Wuduki has been forwarded to AIG Zone 7 for further action.

“The Command wishes to also state that the main culprit F/No. 436691 Sgt Musa Musa will be charged to court for prosecution while efforts have been intensified to arrest his accomplice one Mallam Shuaibu who is presently at large.

“This action is in compliance with the vision of the Inspector General of Police IGP Ibrahim Kpotun Idris NPM mni to rid the Nigeria Police Force of criminal elements that are out to disparage the good image of the Force.”

It was found that the dismissed policemen who guarded the premises sold the items they stole to traders at the Pankera second-hand market in Gwarimpa, Abuja.

Investigation revealed that the looting began in March 2016 and the former president who spoke through a statement issued by his spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, said the theft was discovered in July, after which it was reported to relevant police authorities.

The statement reads in part: “Following series of enquiries from journalists and other concerned Nigerians on the extent of the reported vandalisation and theft in the house of former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan located in Gwarimpa, Abuja, we, therefore, would like to make the following clarifications: The theft was discovered last month upon which a report was duly lodged with the relevant police authorities. “The police immediately commenced investigations which led to the arrest and detention of some suspects, six of whom were policemen, even as investigations continue.

“The house, which the former President bought from CITEC estate developers in 2004, was totally stripped bare by the thieves who stole every movable item in the house, including furniture sets, beds, electronics, toilet and electrical fittings, as well as all internal doors and frames.

“However, contrary to exaggerated reports in some media, only six television sets, three refrigerators and one gas cooker were stolen. Being that the house is a modest, a 4-bedroom duplex, it couldn’t have been fitted with “36 Plasma television sets and about 25 refrigerators” as falsely reported by some media outfits.”




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