Kastina Governor’s office workers arrested over N31 million as CCTV reveals thief


Kastina Governor’s office workers arrested over N31 million as CCTV reveals thief

Story from Saleh INUWA, Kano

Some officials at Katsina State Governor’s office are now in police custody over theft of N31 million on Sunday night from the office.

It was gathered that the image of the man who stole the money was captured by the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) installed at the Financial Controller’s office.

One of the sources revealed: “The thief was seen on the CCTV at the Financial Controller office. He entered the office through the window. He was also seen leaving the office with a large sack which he kept the money inside.”

Attempts for comments or clarification from the spokesman for the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, were unsuccessful.

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The spokesman did not pick up his calls, and he is yet to respond to the SMS sent to him on the incident as of press time.

This is the second time such an incident is happening at the Katsina 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.

Earlier in July 2022, the police in Katsina State said it was investigating the alleged stealing of N61 million from a cashier at the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Aminu Darma.

He was allegedly attacked by gunmen while travelling with three bags filled with N61 million cash and shot in the arm before the money was stolen.

The gunmen were said to have followed Mr Darma from the bank but he didn’t stop when they tried to stop his car around the Katsina Steel Rolling Company roundabout. Instead, he returned to the metropolitan city and the gunmen continued chasing his car.

He eventually lost control of the car and hit an object which forced him to stop.