Police arrests four suspects for forging documents to steal deceased colleague’s benefits
Samuel Luka, Bauchi
Police in Bauchi have arrested two civil servants, one IT student in the ministry of finance and one cyber cafe operator for allegedly stealing the benefits of a deceased colleague, Jibrin Adamu of Zalanga village in Ganjuwa local government area of the state.
A press release made available to newsmen by the commissioner of Police, Umar Mamman Sanda said that the suspects forged documents to perpetrate the evil.
The press release which was signed by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil on Monday said that the suspects were apprehended on 6th September, 2022.
He said that the incident was reported to the police by the next of kin to the deceased civil servant, Samira Jibrin on 6th September, 2022.
SP Wakil said, Samira had reported to the police that her father, Jibrin Adamu worked with Bauchi state Ministry of Finance until his death on 02/12/2021.
He said that the next of kin reported that she went to process her late father’s benefit at Bauchi Ministry of Finance but discovered that it has been processed and withdrawn using forged documents by some persons.
The PPRO said preliminary investigation carried out by detectives attached to A’ Divisional Police Headquarters revealed that one Nasiru Samaila ‘m’ aged 48yrs a staff of Bauchi State Ministry of Finance, conspired with three others to carry out the crime.
The press release said Nasiru Sama’ila conspired with Auwal Jibrin (27yrs) of the ministry of finance, Tijjani Mohammad (27yrs) of state low-cost Bauchi, Faruq Mohammad Nasiru (19yrs) an IT student from Abubakar Tatari Polytechnic attached to the Ministry of Finance on industrial attachment.
He said that investigation revealed that the four men Selfishly and mercilessly forged documents and accessed N332,000 belonging to the deceased.
The PPRO said that the suspects converted the money to their personal use by sharing it among themselves.
The press release noted that discreet investigation revealed that Nasiru Samaila who utilizes his office of 17yrs experience with the ministry and devised the ill idea of forging documents to claim the deceased’s benefit at the expense of the deserving next of kin got N212,000.00 Kobo.
The PPRO said one of the suspects, Auwal Jibril, a serving staff of ministry of finance who claimed to be a witness to the deceased got the sum of N100,000 as his share, while Tijjani Mohammed who is a cyber cafe operator that played a role of the guarantor to the next of kin, as well as Faruq Mohammed an IT student from Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic attached to the said Ministry, claimed to be next of kin of the deceased got N20,000 each.
“Consequently, the sum of three hundred and twenty thousand naira (N320,000.00) has been recovered from the suspects”, the press release said.
It added that all the suspects confessed to having played an active role in the commission of the crime and that the CP has directed that the case be charged to court.
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