Former President Goodluck Jonathan has confirmed that his house in Abuja was broken into by burglars “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.”
According to a statement from Ikechukwu Eze, his spokesman, the house which is located in Gwarimpa, Abuja, was bought by the president in 2004 from CITEC estate developers.
“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,” Eze said.
The former president denied “exaggerated reports” in some media that 36 plasma television sets and about 25 refrigerators were stolen. He said, “only six television sets, 3 refrigerators and one gas cooker were stolen.”