Katsina Government Confirms Theft Of Millions Of Naira In Government House
Unknown persons have reportedly stolen millions of naira in cash at the account section of the Katsina State Government House.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, the Director-General to the state governor on New Media, Alhaji Al-Amin Isah, confirmed the incident.
Isah did not reveal the amount stolen, however, he said that some of the suspects were presently in police custody going through investigation.
“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.
However, sources aware of the occurrence told Channels Television that the money stolen was in the sum of N31 million.
Nexus News learnt that this is the second time such an episode is occurring at the Katsina Government House.
In January 2020, unidentified persons allegedly raided the office of the former Secretary to the Government of Katsina State (SGS), Mustapha Inuwa, and stole N16 million in cash.
The suspects were said to have broken into the office at night. The next day, police took in some of the suspects including a security guard and two officials working at the SSG’s office.
In the same vein, the Katsina police in July 2022 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, Channels TV reports.
He was allegedly assaulted 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 reported to have trailed Mr. Darma from the bank but he didn’t stop when they tried to stop his car around the Katsina Steel Rolling Company roundabout. However, he retreated to the metropolitan city and the gunmen kept chasing his car. He eventually lost control of the car and knocked over an object which compelled him to stop.
The police, in reaction, said the cashier should not have in the first place withdrawn such a huge amount of money without a police escort.