A 30-year-old man identified as Hamza Sani, has been arrested by men of the Katsina state police command for allegedly conspiring with four others to steal a microscope belonging to the Malumfashi General Hospital, in the Malunfashi area of the state valued at N1.7m.
Sani and his accomplices sold it for a paltry N5,000. Sani said he sold the microscope because he needed money to treat his sick wife.
According to the state police command spokesperson, Gambo Isah, Sani and his accomplices namely Magaji Yusuf, 36; Saidu Shehu, 40; Kamala Aliyu, 33; and Emmanuel Ukelere, 48, specialised in the stealing of hospital equipment. Isah in a statement 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” he said.