The police authorities have detained three policemen following the reported theft of household items at the former residence of ex – President Goodluck Jonathan in Gwarimpa Estate , Abuja .
Our correspondent gathered on Monday that the policemen would soon face orderly room trial after which they would be dismissed from service for theft .
A source , who is familiar with the investigation into the case , said that the policemen who were guarding the residence had admitted to selling some of the items which they allegedly stole from the house .
The source identified items allegedly stolen by the policemen to include expensive furniture , television sets, refrigerators , split air conditioners , bowler hats , designer suits and some Ijaw attire.
It was learnt that the process of easing the men out of service for gross misconduct would soon be finalised .
“ The investigation into the theft is almost concluded and it is certain that the policemen involved in the case would be eased out of the service for gross misconduct . How can they steal what they were meant to protect?” the source stated .
The Federal Capital Police Command , in a statement , said it had commenced investigation into the case , adding that preliminary investigation indicated that some items were “ found to be missing in the house . ”
“ The policemen who are supposed to be on guard duty at the house have been detained for questioning . Investigation to find out what actually happened is currently in progress , ” the statement by the police spokesman , Anjuguri Manzah, said .
Meanwhile , the command has warned against unlawful protest in the FCT, noting that some disgruntled elements planned to block major roads in Abuja .
The police said while it would continue to respect the fundamental rights of citizens as stipulated in the constitution , it would not fold its arms and allow any group under whatever guise to jeopardise the peaceful atmosphere in Abuja .
Source: The Punch