Four police officers dismissed over theft of ex-President Jonathan’s belongings

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

The police have dismissed four police officers for their alleged roles in the theft of items from a house belonging to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Federal Capital Territory’s Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, approved the dismissal of the four policemen for burgling the Gwarimpa residence of the former president.

The affected officers, all sergeants, are: Musa Musa, F/No. 436691; John Nanpak, F/No. 235422; Ogah Audu, F/No.261898 and Gabriel Ugah, F/No. 425210.

A statement by the spokesperson of the FCT Police Command, Anjuguri Manzah, on Thursday said the officers were guarding the residence of the former president when they  suddenly turned turned round to rob the property, stealing everything of value therein.

Mr. Manzah said the dismissal of the cops followed the outcome of the orderly room proceeding.

“Sequel to the outcome of the orderly room proceeding, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Musa Kimo, has approved the immediate dismissal of the following police Rank and Files from the Nigeria Police Force,” he said.

He added that the main culprit, Mr. Musa, would be charged to court, while efforts had been intensified to arrest his alleged accomplice, Malam Shuaibu, now at large.

The police spokesperson explained that the dismissal was in line with the First Schedule of Police Act and Regulation 370 Cap 19.

“This action is in compliance with the vision of the Inspector-General of Police to rid the Nigeria Police Force of criminal elements,” he said.

PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively reported on the theft of items including television sets, fridges, window frames, clothes and others.

Our investigations also uncovered the markets where the items were sold, with some of the buyers divulging how they were lured to buy the items.

Before PREMIUM TIMES exposed the matter, the police had battled for weeks to contain the scandal, officials said.


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  • Opekete

    Police are the thieves, they are the kidnappers and they are the armed robbers. They are not our friends.

    • Julius

      Not at all and the politicians included !

  • Gary

    If you sacked four men for the theft and conspiracy, why then pledge to put only one of them on trial?
    Let’s hope they are now in custody and awaiting trial, for the ways of the Police in Abuja are truly mysterious.

  • Dawood

    When will Jonathan be arrested for doing the same thing to Nigeria?

    • George

      The arrest your-evil-self suggested must start from Gowon down to GEJ otherwise oil money that feeds your useless tribe will be block immediately.

      • Julius

        Your oil money and you are living a worthless, miserable life. Imagine that .

  • Dr Pat Mumuwole Awosan

    It is only when the poor steals that the useless Nigerian govt led by a bedridden so called president, that the policy of arrests and dismissal are applied. When the top govt officials steal nobody is ever arrested or dismissed from his position except you are in the opposition party. Nobody has arrested and forced Saraki and Dogara to resign despite the avalanche of incriminating evidence supportive of their culpability in varied financial crimes. What about the people who stole and hid the famous Ikoyi money ($38m)?…Even the so called ex-Pastor or if you like, fake Pastor Osinbajo who led that investigation has refused to make the findings public because it is an inside job by the top politicians in the APC party. Now u sack poor policemen for stealing while the real thieves are still there in Senate and in Govt houses receiving Pensions running into billions of Naira. How can this be a country?

    • George

      the glass cutter Buhari brother is free