A domestic staff, Yusuf Sarkin Gida of Nigeria’s former first lady Turai Yaradua has been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing N91 million worth of goods from her, Daily Trust reports.
Usman Abdullahi, Katsina state commissioner of police who confirmed the development disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday, September 20.
He said, “The police has arrested Alhaji Yusuf Sarkin-gida after a formal complaint by Hajiya Turai Yar’adua to the Police two weeks ago. The suspect is the custodian of all the keys and property of Hajiya Turai Yar’adua for the past forty years. There are 37 boxes in the custody of the suspect, but only 27 boxes are in the store. “The several items in the 27 boxes are completely missing and the suspect has failed to give full explanation on the goods and items in the boxes. We are investigating, actually it will surprise you to know that the man has been serving the family for over 40 years”.
Hajiya Yar’Adua is the widow of former Nigerian president and former Katsina state governor Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
She served as the First Lady of Nigeria from 2007 until the death of her husband, on May 5, 2010. She was also rumored to be one of her husband’s closest advisors during his tenure as President of Nigeria
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