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Government discovers N31m looted funds in Katsina

The Katsina State Government has confirmed the sum of N31 million by unknown persons at the account section of the government house.

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

The director-general to the governor on New Media, Alhaji Al-Amin Isah, confirmed the incident in an interview with journalists on Thursday.

Although Isah couldn’t disclose the amount stolen, he said that some of the suspects were already in police custody undergoing 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 added.

But sources said that the money stolen was in the sum of N31 million.

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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.

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.

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