House­boy steals $.1m from master’s bed­room

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - From Hal­ima Musa, Kano

The Kano Po­lice Com­mand has ar­rested one Munkaila Ibrahim for al­legedly steal­ing $100, 000 (N22mil­lion) from his em­ployer’s bed­room.

Parad­ing the sus­pect, the po­lice com­mis­sioner, Muham­mad Musa Katsina, said the sus­pect, aged 37, al­legedly con­nived with his teacher to steal the money. He said the house-boy had ac­cess to all the keys in the house, in­clud­ing the one for the master’s bed­room.

“When he found the money in the master’s bed­room, he in­formed his teacher who ad­vised him to steal it. Sayyadi Has­san Muham­mad of Un­guwa Uku Qtrs Kano, a self ac­claimed Malam in­duced the do­mes­tic ser­vant, Munkaila Ibrahim to steal $ 100,000, (N22 mil­lion) from his em­ployer. Af­ter that, the Malam gave the sum of N6 mil­lion to the house-boy and took the re­main­ing bal­ance,” he said.

The com­mis­sioner said po­lice were able to re­cover some items from the Malam and that they in­clude a Honda Civic car val­ued at N850, 000, a tri­cy­cle val­ued N430, 000, a Mercedes Benz val­ued at N1.6 mil­lion, a shop rented at Kantin Kwari Mar­ket at the cost of N1.5 mil­lion, textile ma­te­ri­als val­ued at N1.6 mil­lion and N432,000 cash. Also re­cov­ered were white clothes and pa­pers with Ara­bic in­scrip­tions.

Daily Trust gath­ered that from the house­boy, the po­lice got a plot of land at Ho­toro area val­ued N2.1 mil­lion, Golf ve­hi­cle val­ued at N550,000, mo­tor­cy­cle val­ued at N135, 000 and a re­frig­er­a­tor. Also re­cov­ered were; a tele­vi­sion set, decoder and gas cooker.

In a re­lated de­vel­op­ment, a team of po­lice­men from Anti Daba and de­tec­tives from Mis­cel­la­neous Sec­tion State Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion and In­tel­li­gence Depart­ment Kano raided a house at No. 1131 Isa Dutse road Bom­pai, and re­cov­ered 33 car­tons of Paka­line with codeine cough syrup.

The sus­pect, Austin On­wukaike, 43, who hails from Abia State was ar­rested by the de­tec­tives . Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion, the sus­pect con­fessed that he has been selling drugs to youths in the state.

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