Police Recover Multi-Million Naira Gold Jewelries Stolen From Abacha’s House In Kano
The police in Kano said it has recovered gold jewelries stolen from the family house of late Head of state, Gen Sani Abacha. The jewelries said to be worth more than N20 million were allegedly stolen from the apartment of Zainab Abacha, daughter of the late Head of state by some thieves who allegedly invaded their home while robbing other residents of their area.
While confirming the recovery at a media briefing in kano today, the state police commissioner, Mr. Ibrahim Idris said the items were recovered from one of the receivers of stolen goods after detectives launched investigations into the theft.
According to him, “at about 10.00pm on the 8th of December, 2011, one Lawan Mohammed a.k.a Bisi and four others conspired , while armed with dangerous weapons and firearms, to rob a residence along Hospital Road, Nassarawa Quarters in the state capital.” Zainab Abacha stays in the robbed apartment.
The recovered jewelries include six pieces of gold apparels, 42 pieces of gold earrings, five pieces of gold rings , five pieces of gold pendants and five set of gold jewelries.
“It was in that same robbery incident where one of the sons of the former head of state, Alhaji Al -Mustapha Abacha was shot in the stomach by a robbery gang, before escaping as a result of the ensuing gun battle” the police boss stated.
The Abacha family had in a similar circumstance lost gold jewelries worth millions of naira to one of their aides in 2007. A Kano Chief Magistrate Court (1) presided by Chief Magistrate Khadi-jah Mustapha is currently hearing the case of house breaking and theft of the jewelries owned by the former first lady, Mrs Maryam Abacha. The jewelries were allegedly stolen in 2007 by a telephone operator, Alhaji Abdullahi Ali, from the family home at Gidado Road, Nassarawa area of Kano.
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