N3m stolen fund rocks Lagos Ministry of Justice
Investigations are ongoing in an attempt to find out those involved in a N3m burglary incident that took place at the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Alausa Secretariat.
It was gathered that the incident occurred in the early hours of Friday at the Account Department of the Ministry.
With insinuations that staff of the ministry were accomplices in the burglary, no fewer that 20 workers had been arrested and interrogated by the Criminal Investigation Department of the Alausa Police Station.
The Account Department of the Ministry was burgled by some thieves suspected to be informed by the “insider sources” in the ministry, carting away money meant for the payment of allowance for the casual staff of the ministry.
Confirming the incident, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Lawal Pedro (SAN) said those suspected to have had a hand in the stolen allowances of the casual judicial staff had been invited by the police for investigation.
Pedro, who is also the Lagos State Solicitor-General, vowed that the law would take its course on anyone found to have masterminded the burglary.
He added that he had ordered all the staff to vacate the office premises to enable the police carry out thorough investigations, especially with the taking of fingerprints.