The Kano State Police Command has officially confirmed the arrest of Tasiu Al’amin-Roba, a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Cabinet office, and another individual, Abdulkadir Muhammad, for their alleged involvement in diverting palliatives intended for the state’s residents.
Commissioner of Police Hussaini Gumel disclosed the arrest in an interview with the journalists on Sunday, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding the apprehension.
The suspects were reportedly taken into custody at a warehouse located in Sharada, where over 200 empty bags were discovered.
According to Commissioner Gumel, preliminary investigations revealed that the individuals were engaged in repackaging rice and maize within the Sharada warehouse.
The Commissioner emphasized that the police are actively pursuing a thorough inquiry into the alleged diversion of palliatives, aiming to ascertain the extent of the operation and any potential impact on the distribution of essential resources intended for the public.
Gumel assured that after the completion of discreet investigations, both Tasiu Al’amin-Roba and Abdulkadir Muhammad would be charged to court to face legal proceedings related to the alleged diversion of the state’s palliatives.
” We have since commenced intensive investigation to find out how many bags of maize or rice were repackaged and sold,” he said.