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Alleged Fraud: Police Arrest Director, Two Others In Kano

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The Kano State Police Command has arrested one Abubakar Gambo, aged 49 years old who is a Director, in charge of Administration and General Services of Kano State Ministry of Water Resources.

He was arrested alongside two other accomplices having conspired and forged a letter authorizing the auction of some high-capacity Water Irrigation Pump and Tank which are critical public utilities without the proper consent of the Supervising Ministry.

A statement issued by SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, Kano Police Public Relations Officer, on Tuesday, said the suspects were arrested at about 9.30 pm on Saturday.

According to the statement, the said suspect Abubakar Gambo was arrested at Karefa Water Irrigation Scheme in Tudun Wada LGA. Two other accomplices; Baba Yahaya Assistant Secretary Administration and Nuhu Mansur former Manager of Karefa Water Irrigation Scheme of Tudun Wada LGA, Kano were also arrested and all the exhibits were recovered by the Police.

During the investigation, the suspects admitted that they jointly committed the offence and sold the property at the rate of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000:00).

‘’The proceed of crime; sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000:00) was also recovered from the said Abubakar Gambo and the case will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation,’’ the statement said.

According to the statement, the CP wish to commend all the public-spirited persons in the State for continually supporting the Police in identifying bad elements among them and call on everyone to consider Government Property as theirs and it’s collective responsibility to safeguard them.

”Finally, the Commissioner of Police while appreciating the confidence and friendship gesture by the good people of the State to the Police Command, also thanked everyone for the prayers, understanding, continuous support, encouragement, and cooperation.”

The State Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel, confirmed the arrest to newsmen on Tuesday.

He said Gambo, who is the Director of Administration and General Services in the Ministry of Water Resources, was arrested alongside two others for allegedly misappropriating millions of naira through illegal auction of government properties.

Gumel said others arrested alongside Gambo are Baba Yahaya, an Assistant Secretary of Administration, and Nuhu Mansir, a former Manager of Karefa Irrigation Scheme in Tudun Wada Local Government Area.

The police commissioner added that the suspects allegedly forged a letter authorizing the auction of some high-capacity water pumps and tanks, which he described as critical public assets.

“Everything is now under investigation and as soon as the investigation is completed, they will be taken to court,” the commissioner said.

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