The Police Command in Kano State has arrested two suspects over alleged diversion of government palliatives.
The suspects, one Tasiu Al’amin-Roba, a Senior Special Assistant (SSA), to the Cabinet Office and Abdulkadir Muhammad were arrested at a warehouse at Sharada with over 200 empty bags.
According to the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Usaini Gumel, they were caught while repackaging the rice and maize at a warehouse located at Sharada adding that the command has since commenced an intensive investigation to find out how many bags of maize or rice were repackaged and sold.
The CP revealed that the two suspects would be charged in court after the conclusion of investigations.
Daily Trust reports that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf had paid an unscheduled visit on Saturday to the warehouse where the diverted maize palliatives distributed by the state government were hoarded where he saw how 10kg bags of maize meant for the underprivileged members of the public were emptied and the maize grains repackaged in larger unmarked bags were apparently set to be sold in the open markets.