- Former president Jonathan has reacted to news of theft of his properties
- The former president confirmed the news but however said reported numbers of items stolen were inaccurate
- Policemen attached to guide the house were believed to have carried out the robbery
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, contrary to report of massive theft of his properties, revealed that media reports concerning the theft was not accurate.
Some police officers attached to guard the building were believed to have carried out the robbery, Premium Times reports.
Jonathan who confirmed the theft however disputed the specific number of each item reported.
The former president made this known in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze.
According to Eze, the criminals stripped the house clean of every valuable item.
His statement read in full:
"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 Gwarinpa Abuja, we therefore would like to make the following clarifications:
1) The theft was discovered last month upon which a report was duly lodged with the relevant police authorities.
2) The police immediately commenced investigations which led to the arrest and detention of some suspects, six of whom were policemen, even as investigations continue.
3) 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.
4) However, contrary to exaggerated reports in some media, only six television sets, 3 refrigerators and one gas cooker were stolen. Being that the house is a modest 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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5) We thank all Nigerians for their show of concern and wish to convey the former President’s goodwill to all Nigerians.
NAIJ.com had reported the Nigeria Police have arrested three of its officers for allegedly burgling an Abuja home of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
The home, located at No. 89, Fourth Avenue in the Gwarimpa district of Abuja was allegedly burgled by some police officers assigned to guard the house, Premium Times reports.
The three officers are alleged to have stolen items valued at several millions of naira from the Abuja residence of the former president.
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