Jonathan spokesman clarifies theft at GEJ Abuja house, says only 6 TV sets, 3 refrigerators were stolen
Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, has clarified that only six television sets, three refrigerators and other sundry household items were stolen from his Gwarinpa Abuja house, and not the reported “36 Plasma television sets and 25 refrigerators”.
Eze who made this known in a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja dismissed the reports as exaggerated, stressing that such high numbers of electronics equipment couldn’t have been fitted into a modest four-bedroom duplex which the former President purchase in 2004.
He however confirmed that the thieves stole every movable item in the house including furniture sets, beds, electronics, toilet and electrical fittings, as well as all internal doors and frames.
Below are details of the statement:
“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 Gwarinpa 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 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, 3 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.”