Sacked police officer arraigned for looting Jonathan’s home

Former President Jonathan's house burgled
Former President Jonathan's house burgled

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arraigned a police officer, Musa Musa, for alleged involvement in the looting of the residence of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The FCT police command confirmed the arraignment to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday.

They were arraigned at a magistrate court in Wuse, Abuja.

Mr. Musa, a sergeant, was one of those arrested for burgling the property at No. 89 Fourth Avenue Gwarimpa district, Abuja.

Three officers were arrested following the incident, but only Mr. Musa has so far been arraigned.

The items stolen include sets of furniture, 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.

After hearing arguments by respective counsels, the court granted Mr. Musa bail with a bond of N7 million.

“The law is clear about right to liberty. Bail is granted to allow the accused attend trial. Where it is perceived that the accused may jump bail, he may be denied,” the magistrate, Mabel Segun-Bello, said.

The prosecution had said that Mr. Musa was a flight risk as he had earlier jumped police bail.

But the magistrate said the prosecution had not provided enough grounds for bail to be denied.

She further said the matter was not of national importance as alleged by the prosecution counsel, Stanley Nwodo.

She granted the defendant bail with a bond of N7 million and one surety in like sum. The surety should be civil servant of any cadre resident in Abuja.


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  • Folahan

    How can you grant bail of Seven Million, this guy stole this things out of poverty and he didnt point a gun at anybody. See how swift justice is when it concerns the poor.

    • Gary

      Justice for “the poor” Police officer who abuses his badge and oath to protect butinstead steals everything save the blocks with which the home of the former President was built?

      You empathize with a rogue Policeman as just trying to survive? When it wasn’t the case that he was unemployed and hungry?
      It’s easy to see why some like you will put your animosity towards Jonathan pollute your minds to justify why Policemen assigned to guard his home should be applauded for literally looting it.
      And the judge too says the crime is not big deal so she grants him bail, no fully well that the accused is a flight risk.

      • George

        Thanks

      • SamPsalm

        And see how animosity against Police is clouding sound judgment in your mind too? Why is the crime of national importance? Burglary of the home of a politician – who happened to have been a one term President?

        Burglary is a bailable offence. Why should it not apply to the Policeman? Is it because the home bcomes to GEJ?

  • Julius

    lol@Musa Musa…what a name !