Four policemen dismissed over Jonathan’s house burglary

Police dismiss four cops for stealing Jonathan’s TVs, fridges

Adelani Adepegba , Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has dismissed four policemen for stealing domestic appliances and attire belonging to former president Goodluck Jonathan which they sold to traders .

The cops had stolen six television sets, fridges , air – conditioners , Ijaw attires and designer suits from Jonathan ’ s former residence in Gwarimpa which they sold to traders at the Pankera second – hand market in Gwarimpa, Abuja .

The errant officers were dismissed after they were found culpable in an orderly room trial .

They are Sgts. Musa Musa , John Nanpak , Ogah Audu and Gabriel Ugah, a statement on Thursday by the FCT police spokesman , Anjuguri Manzah said .

It added that detectives were on the trail of one Mallam Shuaibu , who bought the items .

The police explained that the orderly room proceeding in respect of Insps . Lengs Satlakau and Usman Wuduki has been forwarded to Assistant Inspector – General , Zone 7 for further action .

The statement read , “In fulfilment 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 Jonathan , 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 FCT Commissioner of Police , Musa Kimo has approved the immediate dismissal of the policemen from the Nigeria Police Force ”

The command pointed out that it would prosecute the main culprit , Sgt Musa .

This , it said was in compliance with the vision of the Inspector- General of Police , Ibrahim Idris “to rid the Nigeria Police Force of criminal elements that are out to disparage the good image of the Force . ”
Source: The Punch


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