A domestic staff to former First Lady, Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua, has been arrested by the Police in Katsina State for allegedly stealing N91million from her.
The domestic staff, whose identity was revealed as Yusuf Sarkin Gida, had been serving the Yar’Adua family for over 40 years, the police said.
The Commissioner of Police, Katsina, Mr. Usman Abdullahi, who confirmed the development, said a formal complaint was received before Gida’s arrest.
CP Abdullahi, however, refused to disclose if the theft of the huge sum of money was in bits or at once.
“We are investigating, actually it will surprise you to know that the man has been serving the family for over 40 years”, he said.
“And the key to that house is in his custody. There are materials and even raw cash that got missing.
“If I give you the key to a room where I keep things and when I come back and I cannot see those things, who will I ask?
“In fact, the rough estimate of some parts of the items is about N91,400,000. I don’t want to say more.
“We received a formal complaint, we invited Gada and we are investigating”.
Asked if the suspect was in detention, the police chief simply said: “We are investigating”.