Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s home in Otuoke community in Ogbia local government area has been robbed by four of his in-laws who carted away jewelry, custom-made walking stick and other valuables worth over N.3billion.
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In a quick reaction to the robbery, operatives of the Operation Puff Adder of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested all four in-laws allegedly involved in the robbery.
Sources from the community said a substantial sum of money was also carted away.
The four suspects include two brothers of former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, and two ladies suspected to be members of Jonathan’s family.
The two brothers to the former First Lady were identified as Mowsor Princewill Oba and Boma Rasheed Oba. The other two female suspects are yet to be identified.
One of the arrested suspects, who is a management staff of the Aridolf Resort, Hotel, and Spa owned by the former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, had mysteriously duplicated the keys to the rooms where the valuables were kept and led the forceful entry and gradual looting of the valuables.
It was also gathered that after some domestic staff to the former President discovered the robbery, he was informed and he quickly called in men of the Bayelsa Police Command to effect their arrest and recover the looted valuables.
Another source close to the former First family said the former First lady was also shocked and disgusted by the grand theft and wondered why the arrested management staff of his hotel did not steal her money instead of masterminded the looting of her husband’s valuables.
Further investigations revealed that the suspects are showing signs of remorse and regretting their actions, “they are already making useful confession to the police and some monies from the proceeds are being recovered,” the source said.
A Police source stated that the suspects were relatives who were entrusted with the house but betrayed the trust and looted the home.
When contacted on the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Asimin Butwats told our correspondent, “I will get the detail to you later today, please”.