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Saraki How Army captain, ex-DSS officer stole N301m from Senate President’s house

The former DSS officer was recently arrested by the Police for allegedly kidnapping the Chairman of Gateway Insurance.

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President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki


Abdulrasheed Maigari, a former Department of State Service (DSS) officer attached to the residence of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has revealed how they stole N301m from his house.

According to Daily Post, Maigari said an Army captain assigned to the Senate President’s house ordered the mission.

The former DSS officer was arrested by the Police Special Intelligent Response Team IRT, and the Anti-Kidnapping Unit for allegedly kidnapping the Chairman of Gateway Insurance, Alhaji Isa Ozi Salami.

According to Vanguard, he said “I served in operations department at Gombe and Osun Commands of the DSS before my dismissal in 2015.

“Before I was dismissed, I was posted to the home of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki in Maitama and in November 2015, I can’t recall the exact date, three vehicles brought in the N310 million into the compound and the Army Captain who was on ground that day ordered that we should take the money away because he suspected the money was government money which could have been wrongly appropriated and could, therefore, be taken.

“We were four DSS operatives and four army officers involved and we drove the three cars to a house in Suleja where the money was shared.

“I got N30 million and I bought a car and took it to Kaduna State where I hid the rest of my share. I came back to Abuja, but on November 28, 2015, I was asked to report at DSS Headquarters and when I got there, I was interrogated over the theft and detained for five months, dismissed and charged to court.

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“I was remanded in Kuje Prison, where I eventually fell ill after seven months. I was very sick and I was granted bail by the court on health grounds.”

Reports say Maigari, a graduate of political science from Ado Bayero University, Kano, was enlisted into the DSS as a Senior Intelligence Officer in 2011.

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