Federal Capital Command of the Nigerian Police has announced the dismissal of four of its men who were on guard when the Gwarimpa residence of former Nigeria’s president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was looted .
Report of their dismissal is contained in a statement by Spokesman of the FCT Police Command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, on Thursday, stating that the officers were guarding the residence of former President Goodluck Jonathan when the incident occurred.
FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr Musa Kimo approved the dismissal.
According to the statement, Sgt. Musa Musa, F/No. 436691, Sgt. John Nanpak, F/No. 235422, Sgt. Ogah Audu, F/No.261898 and Sgt. Gabriel Ugah, F/No. 425210 are affected in the exercise.
Manzah said that the dismissal followed the outcome of the orderly room proceeding.
“Sequel to the outcome of the orderly room proceeding, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Musa Kimo, has approved the immediate dismissal of the following police Rank and Files from the Nigeria Police Force,”he said.
He added that the main culprit Sgt. Musa, would be charged to court for prosecution, while efforts had been intensified to arrest his accomplice, Malam Shuaibu, now at large.
The police spokesman explained that the dismissal was in line with the first schedule of Police Act and regulation 370 Cap 19.
“This action is in compliance with the vision of the Inspector-General of Police to rid the Nigeria Police Force of criminal elements,” he said.
The command had on July 31, detained the officers following reported theft at Jonathan’s residence which they were deployed to guard.
The police said that after preliminary investigation on the matter, some items were found to be missing in the house, NAN reports.