Four in custody for breaking into Jonathan’s apartment


A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt earlier today has remanded four men arraigned for allegedly breaking into the house of Dame Patience Jonathan, and are reported to steal one hundred million worth of valuables.

The names of the suspects are Praise Gelson, Tamunoala Alatoru, Usman Garba and Christian Mbaeri. The suspects face a five-count charge bothering conspiracy, armed robbery and attempted murder.

The four persons were alleged to have broken into the premises of the former first lady at 2 Bauchi street, Old GRA Port Harcourt stealing items worth about one million naira.

After listening to the count charges read to them in court, the suspects pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Counsel representing the 2nd defendant Tamunoala Alatoru, Dimabo Karibo made a bail application on behalf of his client, but the prosecution counsel O.M Umana informed the court that he has just been served the bail application.

The presiding Judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli after listening to counsels in the matter said he will give a speedy and fair trial on the case as his court is already congested.

It was gathered that the court did not consider the bail application and ordered the counsel in question to do the needful for the acceleration of hearing on the bail application and thereafter adjourned to 4,6,8, 18 November 2022, for hearing and remanded the four suspects in Port Harcourt correctional centre.


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