From Molly Kilete, Abuja
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command yesterday announced the dismissal of four police Sergeants found guilty of theft at the Gwarimpa residence of former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
The dismissed police sergeants are Sgt Musa Musa, with force number 436691, John Nanpak, F/No. 235422, Sgt John Nanpak, Ogah Audu, F/No. 261898 and Gabriel Ugah, F/No. 425210.
The command, in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Anjuri Manzah, said the four policemen guarding the house of the former president were found guilty of theft and culpable of the offense after they were tried in an orderly room proceeding.
He also said their dismissal is in line with first schedule of police Act and regulation 370 Cap 19.
Manzah, in the statement, however, noted that orderly room proceeding in respect of one Inspector Lengs Satlakau and Inspector Usman Wuduki, also posted to guard the house have been forwarded to Assistant Inspector General of Police (IGP) in charge of Zone 7 for further action, while the main culprit, Sergeant Musa Musa, will be charged to court for prosecution.
Manzah, while noting that the dismissal of the four policemen from service is in compliance with the vision of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, to rid the Nigeria Police Force of criminal elements who are out to disparage the good image of the Force, said efforts have been intensified to arrest one Mallam Shuaibu, an accomplice of Sergeant Musa Musa, who is presently at large.
The statement announcing the dismissal of the police sergeants, made available to Daily Sun, said “In fulfillment of the promise by the FCT Police Command to make public its findings on the investigation of the case of theft at the Gwarimpa residence of former president, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GCFR), the Command wishes to state that, in line with first schedule of police Act and regulation 370 Cap 19, the policemen guarding the house have been tried in an orderly room proceeding and found culpable of the offence.
“Sequel to the out-come of the orderly room proceeding, the Commissioner of Police, FCT, CP Musa Kimo, psc, has approved the immediate dismissal of the following police Rank and Files from the Nigeria Police Force: F/No. 436691, Sgt Musa Musa; F/No. 235422, Sgt John Nanpak; F/No. 261898, Sgt Ogah Audu and F/No. 425210, Sgt Gabriel Ugah.
“Meanwhile, orderly room proceeding in respect of AP/No.141199, Inspr Lengs Satlakau and AP/No. 150566, Inspr Usman Wuduki has been forwarded to AIG Zone 7 for further action.
“The Command wishes to also state that the main culprit, F/No. 436691, Sgt Musa Musa, will be charged to court for prosecution, while efforts have been intensified to arrest his accomplice, one Mallam Shuaibu, who is presently at large.
This action is in compliance with the vision of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, NPM mini, to rid the Nigeria Police Force of criminal elements who are out to disparage the good image of the Force.”