4 police sergeants dismissed over Jonathan house burglary
THE Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has dismissed four policemen for their involvement in the theft of property belonging to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The policemen, who were on guard duty at the Gwarinpa residence of Jonathan, allegedly stole movable items, including furniture sets, beds, electronics, toilet electrical fittings and internal doors and frames.
The affected men were dismissed after an Orderly Room trial.
The dismissed policemen are: F/No. 436691 Sgt Musa Musa, F/No. 235422 Sgt John Nanpak, F/No. 261898 Sgt Ogah Audu and F/No. 425210 Sgt Gabriel Ugah.
The police said the case of two other policemen – AP/No.141199 Inspector Lengs Satlakau and AP/No. 150566 Inspr Usman Wuduki – involved in theft has been forwarded to AIG Zone 7 for further action.
The command spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said this in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday.
The command explained that their dismissal was in compliance with the vision of IGP Ibrahim Idris to rid the Police of criminal elements.
The statement reads: “In fulfilment of the promise by the FCT Police Command to make public its findings on the investigation of the case of theft at the Gwarimpa residence of former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the command wishes to state that in line with first schedule of Police Act and Regulation 370 Cap 19, the policemen guarding the house have been tried in an orderly room proceeding and found culpable of the offence.
“Sequel to the outcome of the orderly room proceeding, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Musa Kimo, has approved the immediate dismissal of the policemen.”
The command, while stating that the main culprit, Sgt. Musa would be charged to court upon completion of investigation, added that efforts are being intensified to arrest his accomplice, Mallam Shuaibu, who is at large.