Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan has listed items stolen from his Abuja house following the robbery that took place 2 days ago of which some suspects include policemen who were guarding the mansion house.

The items include a set of furniture, beds, electronics, toilet, gas cooker, electrical fittings, as well as all internal doors and frames, among others.

In a statement released yesterday by the ex-president’s media aide, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, the policemen and other suspects, totally stripped bare the four-bedroom duplex which was bought from CITEC estate developers in 2004.

The statement reads:

“Following series of inquiries from journalists and other concerned Nigerians on the extent of the reported vandalism and theft in the house of former President Goodluck Jonathan located in Gwarinpa Abuja, we therefore would like to make the following clarifications:

the vandalized inner part

“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 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.”

Police in Nigeria are still investigating the issue to bring possible suspects to book.

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