How Kaduna university staff, students, stole N17.6m worth computers from campus e-library—Police
Kaduna State Police Command on Wednesday narrated how two staff and three students of Kaduna State University (KASU) conspired with one another to steal and sell 55 computers worth N17.6million at two instalments.
Virtually all those involved in the deal had been arrested by the police and were said to be singing.
In multiple confessional statements already made regarding the crime, the computers which were allegedly stolen twice were carried out of the campus with the collaboration of a Librarian, one Aminu Shuaibu.
One of the suspects, Simon Steven, a 400-hundred level Physics Student reportedly admitted committing the crime.
He narrated how he was lured into receiving and selling the stolen computers by one Musa, a friend, who parades himself as a student on the campus.
He added that Musa told him that he had some computers for sale and he agreed to the deal, stressing that, “But unknown to me, they were computers stolen from KASU’s e-library.”
However , according to the statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer, “on 21st of December 2016 at about 1400Hrs, the acting Registrar Kaduna State University reported to the commissioner of police that, on the 20th of December, 2016 at about 0200Hrs twenty (20) pieces of all in one HP Desktop Computers were stolen at the university computer center.
“Previously, about 35 of the computers were stolen at e-library of the school making a total number of fifty five (55) computers estimated at seventeen million six hundred thousand Naira (N17,600,000).
“In the course of investigation, operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau, SIB, Kaduna apprehended one Aminu Shuaibu a Staff of the university with one of the computers.
“Arrest was also made of one Dauda Mohammed Umar (Security Man on duty during the incident) and Stephen Timon (student of the university) who criminally conspired with one Nosa and three others to perpetrate the crime.
“Also one Dennis Monday a student of the University, KASU, and one Kamal Aminu were arrested and thirty two (32) of the stolen computers sold to them were recovered.”