My house was looted despite my donations to neighbours, ex-speaker Dogara laments

My house was looted despite my donations to neighbours, ex-speaker Dogara laments

- Yakubu Dogara has expressed disappointment as looters invaded his residence in Jos, carting aways valuable items

- The former speaker said he was not expecting his residence to be looted despite his kindness to Lamingo community where the house is located

- Meanwhile, police have confirmed the arrest of the suspected looters and arraigned them before the court of law

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Yakubu Dogara has lifted the lid on how he was a victim of the hoodlums' attack, with the former speaker of the House of Representatives saying his house in Jos, the Plateau state capital, was looted.

Speaking on Saturday, October 31, the lawmker and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain stated that his residence, which was located in Lamingo, was invaded by suspected hoodkums using the momentum of the EndSARS protest to plunder private properties.

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Dogara condemned the attacks and described it as "unfortunate", saying he did not expect his property to be attacked and looted despite his kindness to the neighbours.

The former speaker further explained that in the past, he had donated hundreds of Keke Napep to the people of Lamingo community.

How my residence was looted despite my donations to neighbours — Dogara
Yakubu Dogara has expressed disappointment as looters invaded his residence in Jos. Credit: Premium Times.
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Expressing sadness over the incident, Dogara said some of the items looted by th plunderers were meant for distribution to the needy in the society.

“I am rather surprised that people looted my house for no just cause. Jos was known for peace making, tourism and minerals development but now the peace is no longer there, tourism and minerals is the only thing left. In fact, I am not happy with you people…”

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Plateua police command Dundai Peters who confirmed the attack on Dogara's residence, said a good number of the suspected looters have been arrested and arraigned before a court of law.

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In a related development, Dino Melaye, a former lawmaker representing Kogi West, has thanked the people of his community, Aiyetoro Gbede in Kogi state, for preventing looters from invading his residence.

In a tweet by the former senator on Tuesday, October 27, Melaye said the hoodlums, who have been wreaking havoc and looting government and private individual properties, stormed his house in an attempt to plunder.

Melaye, however, said the hoodlums were prevented, all thanks to the "community efforts, Okun youths and women."

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