- Hamza Sani, a 30-year-old man, was arrested for stealing a microscope belonging to the Malumfashi General Hospital
- The microscope reportedly sold the stolen microscope valued at N1.7m for a paltry N5,000
- Sani reportedly confessed to the crime, adding that he sold the microscope for N5,000 because he needed money to treat his sick wife.
Hamza Sani, a 30-year-old man, has been arrested by the operatives of the Katsina state police command for allegedly stealing a microscope belonging to the Malumfashi General Hospital in the Malunfashi area of the state.
Sani who reportedly conspired with four others was said to have sold the stolen microscope valued at N1.7m for a paltry N5,000.
According to Northern City News, a police source said that Sani’s arrest led to the apprehension of his cohorts, identified as Magaji Yusuf, 36; Saidu Shehu, 40; Kamala Aliyu, 33; and Emmanuel Ukelere, 48.
The state’s police public relations officer, Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident, adding that Sani and his cohorts specialised in the stealing of hospital equipment.
Isah said Sani confessed to the crime during interrogation. He said: “On Saturday, April 13, 2019, around 6am, the command succeeded in smashing a syndicate that specialises in theft of hospital equipment.
“Nemesis caught up with Hamza Sani when he was arrested at Malumfashi General Hospital, Malumfashi, in possession of stolen hospital equipment. In the course of investigation, Sani confessed to various related crimes in the hospital and named the four other suspects as his cohorts.”
Sani reportedly said he sold the microscope for N5,000 because he needed money to treat his sick wife.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Kaduna state police command on Friday, April 26, said it had in the last few weeks, arrested 36 suspected criminals and recovered 486 livestock from cattle rustlers in the state.
The Commissioner of Police (CP), Malam Ahmad Abdurrahaman, made the disclosure while speaking with Journalists on Friday in Kaduna.
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