The Assistant Inspector-General, AIG, in charge of Police Zone 1, Kano, has detained a driver and four domestic staff of former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, over alleged theft of N100 million.
Security sources in Kano confided in Vanguard that the five suspects were taken into custody last Thursday, following “personal complaint” to the police by Alhaji Sule Lamido.
The multiple 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 “insignificant amount” before it was discovered.
Meanwhile, inside sources told Vanguard 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, told Vanguard:
“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 told Vanguard on phone: “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 tomorrow (today). “I have equally been under pressure from your colleagues and asked to be given time to obtain proper briefing.”