The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIGP, in-charge of Police Zone 1, Kano, Ibrahim Adamu, has detained a driver and four other domestic staff of former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, for alleged theft of N100 million.
Security sources in Kano told journalists in confidence that the five suspects were taken into custody last Thursday, following “personal complaint” to the police by the former governor.
Other sources further revealed that the money, which was allegedly kept under “ground bunker” in the wife’s wing of the multi-billion naira apartment at NNDC Quarters of Kano, was pilfered to “significant amount” before it was discovered.
Meanwhile, insider sources told journalists that the suspects have offered “useful information” on how they conspired to steal “Oga’s money,” and appeared ready to return what is left of the loot.
The source, a high-ranking officer, who preferred anonymity, also said, “As I speak to you, we have five suspects in our custody, and they have demonstrated a great deal of cooperation; and we are living no stone unturned to recover the stolen money.”
When contacted for comments on the veracity of the development, the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sambo Sokoto, neither denied nor confirmed the story.
Sokoto, who spoke on phone said: “We have several cases at hand, and most officers handling them could not be reached for briefing, and I would solicit your support to hang on till (today) Tuesday.
“I have equally been under pressure from your colleagues and asked to be given time to obtain proper briefing.”