How My Residence Was Looted Regardless of My Donations To Neighbours


Yakubu Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, a former Speaker of the Home of Representatives, has informed of how his home was looted.

The lawmaker, on Saturday defined how his residence in Lamingo, a suburb of Jos, the Plateau State capital, was looted within the aftermath of the EndSARS protests.

Mr Dogara, who condemned the act, additionally stated he was disenchanted that he could possibly be handled that approach by residents, whom he had been type to prior to now.

Mr Dogara, who just lately defected to the ruling APC, informed PREMIUM TIMES: “The incident was unlucky. I didn’t anticipate this from Jos. Jos is my second dwelling other than Bauchi. I spend most of my time in Lamingo, Jos. As for my neighbours there, in Lamingo, we relate very nicely.”

He added: “You see, final time I shared a couple of hundred ‘Keke Napep’ to the Lamingo neighborhood, not way back by means of the ward head, throughout Sallah festivities, together with different issues and I wished doing identical throughout Christmas.

“I take advantage of to purchase these items (looted objects) when I’ve some cash to maintain in order that I’ll distribute it to individuals at particular instances.”

Mr Dogara stated he was stunned his dwelling could possibly be looted regardless of his donations to the neighborhood prior to now.

“I’m quite stunned that individuals looted my home for no simply trigger. Jos was recognized for peace making, tourism and minerals growth however now the peace is not there, tourism and minerals is the one factor left.”

He added: “the truth is, I’m not proud of you individuals…”

Jos witnessed plenty of destruction in the course of the riots that trailed the protest in opposition to police brutality.

A few of the edifices destroyed embrace a warehouse belonging to the Plateau Agricultural and Rural Improvement Programme (PADP), Riyom and Jos south LG Sectetariats, Plateau State Sectetariat, Plateau State Water Board, Plateau Funding and Property Improvement Firm (pIPC) and Mr Dogara’s residence.

The hoodlums additionally broke into personal properties amidst thd 24 hour curfew imposed by the state authorities.

The spokesperson of the police command, Dundai Peters, confirmed the assault on Mr Dogara’s dwelling.

Mr Peters stated “ variety of the suspected looters have been arrested and arraigned earlier than a court docket of legislation.”

“Other than the 300 (suspects) which were arrested by the army, extra had been arrested. Some had been fined N10,000 and extra are to be tried.

“The (Dogara) home was not vandalised, however looted solely,” he added.


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