Police officers in the state of Bauchi have detained Nasiru Samaila, a member of the Bauchi State Ministry of Finance, along with three other people for allegedly emptying the bank account of a deceased colleague.
Auwal Jibrin, a 27-year-old employee of the ministry of finance, Tijjani Mohammad, a 27-year-old resident of state-run Bauchi, and Faruq Mohammad Nasiru, a 19-year-old IT student at ATAB Abubakar Tatari Polytechnic, which is affiliated with the ministry of finance, are the other three suspects.
According to information obtained, the suspects were detained as a result of a complaint made by Samira Jibrin, who is the next-of-kin to Jibrin Adamu of Zalanga, Ganjuwa LGA, who was employed by the Bauchi State Ministry of Finance until his passing on February 12, 2021.
She said on Tuesday, September 6, that when she went to the Bauchi Ministry of Finance to process her late father’s payout, she found that it had been processed and removed using fraudulent paperwork.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, stated in a statement on Monday, September 12, that preliminary investigation showed Nasiru colluded with the other three suspects to selfishly and ruthlessly fabricate documents and access the deceased’s N332,000.
“Investigation revealed that the said Nasiru Samaila who utilized his 17yrs experience with the ministry and devised the ill idea of forging documents to claim the deceased’s benefit at the expense of the deserving next of kin, got the sum of N212,000.00.
One of the suspects, Auwal Jibril, who is also a serving staff of the said ministry, got the sum of N100,000 as his share, while Tijjani Mohammed, a cybercafé operator, and Faruq Mohammed an IT student from Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic attached to the said Ministry, ended up with the sum of N20,000 respectively.
All the suspects confessed to having played an active role in the commission of the crime. The sum of N320,000 has been recovered from the suspects,” the statement read.