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Two Brothers Perform Money Heist On Bullion Van In Kano

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  • Two brothers burnt bullion van to steal millions of naira

Two brothers, Yusuf Mukhtar and Bashir Mukhtar, have conspired to steal over N70m by burning down a bullion van to cover up their tracks.

It was gathered that the duo conspired with the driver of the bullion van to pour petrol on the vehicle and set it on fire on November 13 in an isolated track on the new campus of Bayero University, Kano.

Insiders said when they set the bullion van on fire around 6:47pm, they removed some of the money and put them in another vehicle before the arrival of fire fighters and the police.

Witnesses at the university said that they saw the occupants of the bullion van setting fire on it and removing some of the money from the burning vehicle.

Bullion Van Set On Fire
Bullion van set on fire

Sources stated that the fire service officers and police detectives also suspected a foul play in the “fire accident” when they detected the smell of petrol on some half burnt notes inside the armored compartment.

This got the van’s driver and staff of Bankers warehouse to be arrested which made the driver confessed to the crime and named his brother and others as his accomplice.

It was gathered that Bashir, who coordinates cash movement at the GTBank in Kano, abused his position by deliberately accepting mutilated naira notes that are marked for destruction from his brother, Yusuf, who works at CBN.

Sources said that the deal couldn’t have been struck without connivance of some officials of the company.

But upon interrogation, Bashir admitted that his sibling partner-in-crime allegedly supplied the mutilated notes and swap them with good ones from GTBank.

But upon interrogation, Bashir admitted that his sibling partner-in-crime allegedly supplied the mutilated notes and swap them with good ones from GTBank.

After obtaining a search warrant, the police detectives searched their houses and found N40million hidden in their father’s house.

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