Former President Goodluck Jonathan has confirmed that his house was burgled by policemen guarding the property.
According to Vanguard, he said this in a statement issued by his spokesman Ikechukwu Eze on Tuesday night.
Goodluck Jonathan said that his house was stripped bare by the thieves. Every movable item, including furniture sets, electronics, toilet fittings, as well as all internal doors and frames, was stolen.
He added that investigation is ongoing, and six of those arrested are policemen, as against earlier confirmation by FCT Police Command on Monday that only four policemen were arrested in the crime.
He debunked claims that the house contained 36 television sets, saying that the house is a modest 4-bedroom duplex that is unable to fit such.
Read the statement below:
Following series of enquiries from journalists and other concerned Nigerians on the extent of the reported vandalisation and theft in the house of former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan located in Gwarimpa, Abuja.
We, therefore, would like to make the following clarifications: The theft was discovered last month upon which a report was duly lodged with the relevant police authorities.
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, three refrigerators and one gas cooker were stolen.
Being that the house is a modest, a 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.
We thank all Nigerians for their show of concern and wish to convey the former President’s goodwill to all Nigerians.