Former President Jonathan’s Abuja house Burgled by Police Officers

Police officers assigned to guard an Abuja home of former President Goodluck Jonathan have been accused of burgling the property and stealing some items which they sold. According to Premium Times, three police officers stationed at the No. 89, Fourth Avenue in the Gwarimpa district of Abuja property have been arrested and are currently being interrogated at the force headquarters.


The bubble burst after a neighbor noticed the severe damage done to a section of the prperty. The neighbor is said to have called a member of the former President's family to inquire if they were carring out renovations on the property. Worried by the information received, the former President came himself to inspect the property and got to find out the fraudulent acts of the security officers. He reported the matter to the IG of Police, Ibrahim Idris, who ordered an investigation and the officers found guilty were arrested.

Items they allegedly stole from the house include sets of furniture, dozens of plasma television sets, refrigerators, air-conditioner units and box-loads of clothes such as designer suits imprinted with the former president’s name, male and female Ijaw traditional attires, lace materials and bowler hats.

The three mobile police officers allegedly conducted a systematic looting over a period of three months beginning from around March 2016, until they totally stripped the house of all movable items, which they sold piecemeal to dealers at the Panteka second-hand materials market in Tipper Garage, Gwarimpa.

Spokesperson of the former president, Ikechukwu Eze, confirmed the incident, adding that the affected officers have been arrested.

According to a security source involved in the investigation, by the time family members of the former president were made aware of the looting early this month, the house had been stripped bare.

LIST OF CLOTHES SAID TO HAVE BEEN STOLEN AND SOLD


1. Niger Delta traditional attires in about 20 Ghana-must-go sacks.

2. Suits, each one with “President Jonathan” inscribed in the inner side, in five big Ghana-must-go sacks.

3. About 10 big Ghana-must-go sacks of women attires made from lace materials sewn in Niger Delta style.

4. More than 10 bundles of Ankara materials, known as Atamfa.

5. About 10 sets of babban riga.

6. One big Ghana-must-go sack containing clothes with PDP logo neatly sewn on each one.

7. About 20 Niger Delta bowler hats.

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AND FURNITURE ITEMS

1. 36 Plasma televisions.

2. About 25 refrigerators.

3. Five sets of furniture.

4. Two sets of sitting room chairs.

5. Several air conditioner units.