The Police Command in Kano State has arrested one Tasiu Al’amin-Roba, a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Cabinet Office over the alleged diversion of government palliatives.
Al’amin-Roba, a Senior Special Assistant was arrested alongside Abdulkadir Muhammad at a warehouse at Sharada with over 200 empty bags.
The suspects according to the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Usaini Gumel, were caught while repackaging the rice and maize at a warehouse located at Sharada.
He added that an intensive investigation to find out how many bags of maize or rice were repackaged and sold has since commenced.
The CP revealed that the two suspects would be charged in court after the conclusion of investigations.
The Governor of the State, Abba Kabir Yusuf, had on Saturday, paid an unscheduled visit to the warehouse where the diverted maize palliatives distributed by the state government were hoarded where he saw how 10kg bags of maize meant for the underprivileged members of the public were emptied and the maize grain1s repackaged in larger unmarked bags were set to be sold in the open markets.
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