Katsina account unit personnel robbed state of millions of naira – Official
The Katsina State Government said millions of naira has been stolen by unknown persons at the account section of the State Government House.
The Director-General to the governor on New Media, Alhaji Al-Amin Isah, confirmed the development in an interview with journalists on Thursday.
Although Isah couldn’t disclose the amount stolen, he said police were already investigating some suspects.
“Yes, it’s true that some money was alleged to have been stolen as you have asked. We have already reported the matter to the police for investigation. I can not tell you the exact figure now, but those in the best position will give you more updates, please,” he said.
But sources familiar with what happened told Channels Television that the money stolen was in the sum of N31 million.
This is the second time such an incident is happening at the Katsina State Government House.
In January 2020, a similar incident occurred when unknown persons allegedly broke into the office of the former Secretary to the Government of Katsina State (SGS), Mustapha Inuwa, and made away with N16 million.
The office which is located at the state secretariat was said to have been broken into in the night and some suspects were arrested a day after in connection with the incident.
Those arrested included a security guard, and two government officials working at the SSG’s office.