Three policemen have been arrested for burgling the Abuja residence of former president Goodluck Jonathan.
According to PREMIUM TIMES, the affected policemen carted away luxury items from the house located at No. 89, Fourth Avenue in the Gwarimpa district of Abuja.
The items allegedly stolen comprised sets of furniture, dozens of 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. Some of the items are “36 Plasma televisions; 25 refrigerators; five sets of furniture, two sets of sitting room chairs and several air conditioner units”.
The report claimed the three arrested mobile police officers carried out the heist over a three-month period in March 2016. They were said to have sold the stolen valuables to dealers at the Panteka second-hand materials market in Tipper Garage, Gwarimpa.
Two of those who bought the stolen items had also been arrested, while others have fled their shops.
Jonathan lived in the house for about a year when he was vice president. His mother was said to have assumed residence there after Jonathan moved to the Aso Rock Villa upon becoming Acting President in 2010.