Police in Katsina state announced yesterday that it has arrested a 60-year old domestic help of Hajiya Turai Yar’adua, the wife of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua over missing goods worth N91 million.
According to the police Commissioner in the state, Alhaji Usman Abdullahi:
The Police has arrested Alhaji Yusuf Sarkin-gida after a formal complain by Hajiya Turai Yar’adua to the Police two weeks ago. The suspect is the custodians 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.
The Commissioner said the suspect has been serving the family for the past 40 years even before late Umar Yar’adua became governor and later President of Nigeria.
Abdullahi said the suspect was remanded in Police custody, where he was assisting them to conduct intensive investigation on the missing items.
When contacted, the spokesperson of Sarkin-gida’s family, Alhaji Mohammed Yusuf, said their father was innocent of the charge labelled against him stating that the arrest and detention of their father before the Eld-el-Kabir celebration had thrown the family into confusion.
He therefore appealed to Human Rights Organisations to come to the rescue of their father.