By Muhammad Aminu
In what appears like a movie, a sum of N31 million naira has been stolen inside the Katsina Government House.
The Director-General to Governor Aminu Masari on New Media, Alhaji Al-Amin Isah, confirmed the heist at the account section of the State Government House on Thursday.
Isah, who did not disclose the exact figure, said that some of the suspects were investigated.
“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.
However, sources in the Government House confirmed that the money stolen was in the sum of N31 million.
The Katsina Government House experienced money theft in 2020 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.
A few weeks ago, the police in Katsina State confirmed that it was investigating the alleged stealing of N61 million from a cashier at the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Aminu Darma.
The financial officer reportedly said he was attacked by shooters while travelling with three bags filled with N61 million cash. He was said to have been shot in the arm before the money was stolen.
According to reports, the shooters trailed Darma from the bank, where they reportedly ambushed him.