Jonathan, Saraki, 2 other politicians who have been robbed, what they lost (photo)
About two weeks ago on August 2, 2017, Legit.ng reported the robbery that took place at former President Goodluck Jonathan's house and what he lost.
This is not the first time a political leader has lot valuables to acquaintances, burglars or robberies in Nigeria.
Below is a list of some of the people who have been robbed or defrauded:
1. Former President Goodluck Jonathan
In a statement by his spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze, Mr Jonathan confirmed the vandalization of his house, which he bought from CITEC in 2004.
He said: “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, bed, electronics, toilet and electrical fittings, as well as all internal doors and frames."
The police have since dismissed four sergeants over the vandalization. Those dismissed, according to the FCT Police Commissioner, Musa Kimo, areMusa Musa, F/No. 436691; John Nanpak, F/No. 235422; Ogah Audu, F/No.261898 and Gabriel Ugah, F/No. 425210.
READ ALSO: Jonathan speaks on Abuja house burglary
2. Senate President Bukola Saraki
On June 6, 2016, the home of Bukola Saraki in Ilorin was robbed and at least N12 million in cash was carted away.
Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki’s media aide said the money was stolen from the administrative office located next door to his house.
The statement released was as follows: “Unknown persons broke into the safe in the administrative office and stole the N12 million. The incident had since been reported to the police and the Kwara State Police Command is investigating the matter, with a view to nailing the culprits.
“There is no truth that the money ran into hundreds of millions, that it was in foreign currency or that the incident happened in Dr. Saraki’s room. The amount was simply in naira and the money has nothing to do with the Kwara State Government as being insinuated by some people.”
Once again, in March 2017, while being paraded by the police, a dismissed operative of the State Security Service, Abdulrasheed Maigari, confessed that he stole N310 million from Mr. Saraki’s home in Maitama District of Abuja in 2015.
3. Turai Yar'Adua
In September, 2016, Turai Yar’Adua, the wife of the former president Umar u Musa Yar’Adua lost cash and property worth N91.4 million to one Yusuf Sarkin-Gida, a domestic servant to the family of the late president.
The 70-year-old Mr Sarkin-Gida who had served the family for 40 years was arrested by the police following a complaint.
It is not clear if he was ever charged to court.
“It will surprise you to know that that man has been serving the family for over 40 years and the whole keys to the house are under his custody.
"There are materials and raw cash that got missing. If I give you the keys to my house and I come back and see that some things are missing, who do I ask? The rough estimate of what is missing is about N91.4 million.
“The suspect is the custodians of all the keys and property of Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua for the past 40 years. There are 37 boxes in the custody of the suspect, but only 27 boxes are in the store.
“The several items in the 27 boxes are completely missing and the suspect has failed to give full explanation on the goods and items in the boxes," Turai Yar'Adua.
READ ALSO: Notorious robbery gang led by 22-year-old arrested in Lagos (photos)
4. Titi Abubakar
Mrs Titi Abubakar, the wife of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar revealed how her business partner, Nsikakabasi Akpan-Jacobs and two others, allegedly defrauded her of N918 million in May 2017.
Mr Akpan-Jacobs, who was also the firm’s managing director and secretary, was alleged to have gone to the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and altered the shareholding in his favour and forging its board resolution.
She said: “I thought the first defendant, being a pastor, will not defraud me. I thought that he was being genuine with me during our business dealings.”
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Meanwhile, gunmen suspected to be armed robbers attacked the home of a former acting governor of Bayelsa state, Wenipreye Seibarugu.
Seibarugu, who confirmed the incident to journalists in the state capital, Yenagoa on Tuesday, August 8, described the incident as “worrisome and outrageous".
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