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Police Arrest Civil Servant Over N20.8m Theft


Police Arrest Civil Servant Over N20.8m Theft

 Nigerian Police 11

The Kebbi Police Command has recovered stolen medical equipment worth
N20.8 million and arrested a suspect, Faruk Zaki who is a civil servant
in the state Ministry of Health.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Kabiru Bawa, told newsmen on
Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi that the medical items initially discovered
missing from the store were worth N29.6 million.

“But we have so far recovered equipment worth N20.8 million and the
custodian of the equipment is our suspect, while investigation is
ongoing,’’ he said.

Bawa said investigation had revealed that the missing equipment were
part of the N2 billion spent by the state government in 2012.

He said the money was spent on the purchase of the equipment for the
proposed 200-bed capacity hospital located in Kalgo council.

The Force spokesman said the investigation was jointly conducted by
the State Police Command and the State Security Service (SSS).

He said the Police would continue with its investigation until all the missing
items were recovered and the culprits prosecuted.

Bawa called on the general public to provide useful information to
the state’s security personnel, who he said were always alert in
securing lives and property.

He said the suspect who assisted security agencies in the recovery of
the missing equipment would be prosecuted, adding “the suspect who is a
civil servant has violated Section 315 of the Criminal Code.(NAN)

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