Jonathan speaks on Abuja house bur­glary

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For­mer Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan has made clar­i­fi­ca­tions on the bur­glary of his prop­erty by po­lice guards in Gwarimpa area of Abuja.

A state­ment by his spokesman, Emeka Eze said the theft was dis­cov­ered last month upon which a re­port was duly lodged with the rel­e­vant po­lice au­thor­i­ties.

The state­ment said “The po­lice im­me­di­ately com­menced in­ves­ti­ga­tions which led to the ar­rest and de­ten­tion of some sus­pects, six of whom were po­lice­men, even as in­ves­ti­ga­tions con­tinue.

“The house, which the for­mer Pres­i­dent bought from CITEC es­tate de­vel­op­ers in 2004, was to­tally stripped bare by the thieves, who stole ev­ery mov­able item in the house in­clud­ing fur­ni­ture sets, beds, elec­tron­ics, toi­let and elec­tri­cal fit­tings, as well as all in­ter­nal doors and frames.

“How­ever, con­trary to ex­ag­ger­ated re­ports in some me­dia, only six tele­vi­sion sets, 3 re­frig­er­a­tors and one gas cooker were stolen. Be­ing that the house is a mod­est 4-bed­room du­plex, it couldn’t have been fit­ted with “36 Plasma tele­vi­sion sets and about 25 re­frig­er­a­tors” as falsely re­ported by some me­dia out­fits.”

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