Katsina State authorities has on Thursday said millions of naira have been stolen by unknown persons at the account section of the Government House. Media aide to the governor, Alhaji Al-Amin Isah, confirmed the incident while speaking to journalists on Thursday, August 11.
Although Isah couldn’t disclose the amount stolen, he said that some of the suspects were already in police custody undergoing investigation.
According to him:
“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.”
A related source told TV station that the money stolen was in the sum of N31 million.
It state that 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.
The office 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 office.
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.