Police officers have burgled and looted an Abuja home of Goodluck Jonathan, former President of the country.
According to PREMIUM TIMES, the three police officers involved in the criminal act were assigned to guard the house. They have been arrested for stealing items valued at several millions of naira from the house, located at No. 89, Fourth Avenue, in the Gwarimpa district of Abuja.
Items allegedly stolen by the policemen 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 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.
Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan’s spokesperson, has confirmed the theft and the arrest of the officers.
Jonathan had lived in the house for about a year when he was Vice President. His mother was said to have assumed residence there after Jonathan moved to the Aso Rock Villa upon becoming Acting President in 2010.
The paper said its investigation could not ascertain when and why Jonathan’s mother vacated the residence, leaving it under the guard of the police officers.