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Alleged Palliatives Diversion: Police confirms arrest of Gov Abba K. Yusuf’s Aide

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The Kano State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Tasiu Al’amin-Roba, a Senior Special Assistant (SSA), to Cabinet office and one Abdulkadir Muhammad for alleged diversion of the state’s palliatives.

The Commissioner of Police, Hussaini Gumel, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Sunday that the suspects were arrested at a warehouse at Sharada with over 200 empty bags.

He said that the suspects were reportedly repackaging the rice and maize at the warehouse at Sharada.

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” We have since commenced intensive investigation to find out how many bags of maize or rice were repackaged and sold,” he said.

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Gumel said that the two suspects would be charged in court after the conclusion of discreet investigations.

Daily News 24 recalls that Governor Yusuf had paid an unscheduled visit on Saturday to a warehouse, where diverted maize palliatives distributed by the state government were hoarded.

The governor was visibly angry after seeing how the 10kg bags of maize meant for poor people were emptied and the maize grains re-bagged in larger unmarked bags, apparently to be sold in the open markets

Daily News 24

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