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Local Government in Kebbi says Robbers stole N9m meant for Workers’ Salaries



Local Government in Kebbi says Robbers stole N9m meant for Workers' Salaries | BellaNaija

Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu

Gwandu Local Government Area of Kebbi State has said robbers have stolen N9 million meant for the salary of workers, Punch reports.

Chairman of the Local Government area, Shehu Bagudu, said this in a press briefing on Thursday.

According to him, the robbery took place on May 24. The money was to be used as the April salaries of the workers in the local government’s Departments of Health and Agriculture, he added.

He said the incident occurred after the local government area’s cashier, Bashir Gwandu, who is also his son-in-law, had withdrawn the money from the bank.

Gwandu was waylaid by robbers who trailed him to his house, Bagudu said, and the car, with the cash inside, was taken from him. He said:

The incident happened when the cashier of the area, Bashir Gwandu, collected the money from the bank and went to his house.

As he was about to open the gate of his house and unknown to him, the thieves had been trailing him from the bank.

As he was opening 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.

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.

The cashier’s family is planning to pay part of the stolen money before the arraignment of their brother in court on June 4.


  1. Stockfish

    May 31, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    I smell stockfish and wet crayfish for this story.

  2. ann

    May 31, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Oh ok, it’s not a snake this time, it’s armed robbers. Why the heck is your son in law withdrawing that amount of money and taking it to his house?

    Aren’t people paid by checks or direct deposits. This is gross and disgusting and the money should come out of the governor’s paycheck because he is responsible. Chai, I pray for Nigeria

  3. zzzz

    June 1, 2018 at 8:19 am

    In this time of internet banking, people are still being paid in cash?

  4. isaid!!

    June 1, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Yeah, right (rolls eyes)!

  5. Sammie

    June 1, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    How do these stupid people get into positions of power?

    This is what happens when synophancy and Eye Service happens.

    Even if the area is rural why not work with the management of the closest bank for some sort of payment schedule arrangement? Cajole them in to setting up an ATM machine through tax breaks?

    Why are you assuming a leadership position when you add no value?

    This 2018! This level of stupidity should not be tolerated. The entire Management of the LG should be fired! This level of incompetency is unbelievable!

  6. Sari

    June 2, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    This has to be the most cock and bull story asides the snake that ate N30m at JAMB office! Who gets paid in cash these days unless you are a day labourer? These folks think we are fools? The Governor should have just replaced that money quietly instead of subjecting us to such an illogical story.

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