Robbers trail and invaded the apartment of the cashier of the area, Bashir Gwandu, after collecting the money meant to pay salary of workers in his LGA from the bank, went to his house. As he was opening the gate of his house and unknown to him, the thieves had been trailing him from the bank. As he opened the gate to enter his house, the suspects who had laid ambush for him, attacked him, snatched his car with the money inside and drove away. The car was later discovered in Tambuwal Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
At a press conference today May 31st, the chairman of the council, Shehu Bagudu, said the robbery attack happened on May 24th.
Authorities of the Gwandu Local Government Area of Kebbi says suspected robbers have stolen over N9m meant for the payment of April salary of workers of its Departments of Health and Agriculture.
The council chairman also denied allegations that he was defending the cashier of the local government who happens to be his son in-law.
“I have not slept ever since this incident happened. The boy is my son-in-law ever since before I became the chairman of the council, and he is known to be trustworthy in the council. We wrote to the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs on the incident, but we are still waiting for their response. At the same time, the Criminal Investigation Department of the state Police Command is on top of the situation, doing proper investigation,” he said.
Confirming the incident, the state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Mustapha Suleiman, said the cashier is being interrogated.