Police Arrest Six Burglars Who Raided Ronaldo’s House

A file photo of Ronaldo. Credit: [email protected]

Six people have been arrested in connection with the three-million-euro burglary at the house belonging to former Brazil forward Ronaldo, AFP learned on Thursday from sources close to the investigation.

Paris Saint-Germain player Marco Verratti was staying at Ronaldo’s house in Ibiza but was not home when the burglars struck on Monday, making off with jewellery and money.

Two people were arrested in the port of Denia in eastern Spain and four others were held in the southern city of Malaga, these sources told AFP without further details.

According to the Spanish press, four of the six arrested are Albanian, the other two being a Spaniard and a Romanian, making up an organised gang specialising in burglary.

Press reports also claim that the Spanish police recovered a large part of the loot, estimated at around three million euros.


Burglars Cart Away N3.5million From Bayelsa Government House

Bayelsa Govt House Photographer, One Other Shot Dead
Map of Bayelsa State


The sum of N3.5million on Tuesday went missing after some burglars attacked Bayelsa State Government House in Yenagoa the state capital.

The money was carted away by the burglars who broke into the office of Mrs Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the governor.

Ndiomu-Brown told Channels Television in a phone conversation that her office was indeed burgled and the sum of N3.5million was carted away not the sum of N40 million as reported by some media.

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Responding to the question on if she suspects anyone, says she has no ready suspect in mind, as it could be anyone and she waits the outcome of the Police investigation.

Ndiomu-Brown is currently on an official assignment outside Bayelsa State.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Asinim Butswat, said the office was indeed burgled and the sum of N3.5million stolen.

He said the main entrance door to her office was broken and the safe inside the office, destroyed.

The police spokesman said three policemen and four personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and one maintenance staff on duty at the Governor’s Office, were initially arrested and  interrogated at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation department in connection to the attack.

He added that they have all been released based on their statements and the four NSCDC officials have resumed duty at the Government House.

He said investigation is still ongoing.

The State Commandant of the NSCDC, Christiana Abiakama-Omanu said the officers were only questioned and released.

$1m Worth Of Chopard Jewels Stolen Inside Novotel Hotel

More than $1 million worth of jewels due to be lent to movie stars at the Cannes film festival were stolen from a hotel room in the French Riviera town.

Thieves ripped the safe out of the wall of the Novotel hotel room overnight where an employee of Chopard, a luxury jeweller, was lodged.

The jewels were loaned to celebrities in Cannes for the world famous annual film festival which opened on Wednesday.

The Swiss-jewellery maker has, however, not commented on the incident, so is the management of the Novotel Hotel.

Chopard, which is also a watchmaker, are the sponsors of the event and also redesigned the festival’s Palme d’Or award.

Police have swung to action to determine who the culprits were as they started with an analysis of the hotel CCTV footage.