Suspects remanded for breaking into Patience Jonathan’s Port Harcourt house

Patience Jonathan

A Port Harcourt High Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of four persons accused of breaking into the house of former first lady, Patience Jonathan.

The suspects — Praise Gelson, Tamunoala Alatoru, Usman Garba and Christian Mbaeri — also allegedly stole valuables worth N100 million from Mrs Jonathan’s residence.

The police charged them with five counts bordering on conspiracy, armed robbery and attempted murder.

They were alleged to have, on September 21, 2022, unlawfully broken into the house of located at 2 Bauchi street, Old GRA Port Harcourt stealing items worth N100 million.

The suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Counsel representing the second 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 had just been served the bail application.

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

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.