Kastina State Police Command, recently arrested a man identified as Hamza Sani, for allegedly conspiring with four others to steal a microscope belonging to the Malumfashi General Hospital.
Report has it that the 30-year-old man stole the microscope valued at N1.7m and sold it for N5,000.
Northern City News revealed that a police source stated that the suspect’s arrest led to the arrest of other suspects who are identified as, Magaji Yusuf, 36; Saidu Shehu, 40; Kamala Aliyu, 33; and Emmanuel Ukelere, 48.
The PPRO of the state police command, Gambo Isah, while speaking on the incident stated that the suspect and four others specialised in stealing from hospital.
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 while been paraded by the state police command stated that he sold the Microscope for #5,000 because he needed money to take care of his sick wife.