There was a mild drama at the Government House, Katsina, on Thursday, as some persons stole millions of naira from the account section, Daily Trust reports.
The Director-General to the governor on New Media, Alhaji Al-Amin Isah, confirmed the incident in an interview with journalists.
Although Isah could not disclose the exact amount stolen, he said some of the suspects were already in police custody.
“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 told our reporter that over N31 million was stolen.
While some of the suspects were still in police custody as at the time of filing this report, others were freed, but it was unclear whether they were released on bail or allowed to leave based on their innocence.
This is the second time such an incident is happening at the Katsina Government House.
In January 2020, unknown persons 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 invaded at night. Among the suspects arrested in connection with the incident were a security guard and two government officials at the SSG’s office.