The federal capital territory (FCT) police command has dismissed four policemen for allegedly burgling the residence of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja.
The policemen guarding the Gwarimpa residence of the former president reportedly carted away valuables in the house.
Jonathan had said the buglers stripped his house bare.
In a statement on Thursday, Anjuguri Manzah, the command spokesman, said the policemen were found culpable of the offence after being tried in an orderly room.
He gave their names as Musa Musa, John Nanpak, Ogah Audu and Gabriel Ugah, adding that Musa, the main culprit, will be later charged to court.
“In fulfillment 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 Ebele Jonathan GCFR, 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,” the statement read.
“Sequel to the outcome of the orderly room proceeding, the commissioner of police FCT, CP Musa Kimo psc has approved the immediate dismissal of the following police rank and files from the Nigeria Police Force: F/No. 436691 Sgt Musa Musa F/No. 235422 Sgt John Nanpak iii. F/No. 261898 Sgt Ogah Audu F/No. 425210 Sgt Gabriel Ugah.
“Meanwhile, orderly room proceeding in respect of AP/No.141199 Inspr Lengs Satlakau and AP/No. 150566 Inspr Usman Wuduki has been forwarded to AIG Zone 7 for further action.
“The command wishes to also state that the main culprit F/No. 436691 Sgt Musa Musa will be charged to court for prosecution. While efforts have been intensified to arrest his accomplice one Mallam Shuaibu who is presently at large
“This action is in compliance with the vision of the inspector general of police IGP Ibrahim Kpotun Idris NPM mni to rid the Nigeria police force of criminal elements that are out to disparage the good image of the force.”