A young man known as Kabiru on Friday defeated security checks at the National Assembly complex to gain entry into the office of a member of the House of Representatives and carted away dollars and other valuable items in the process.
The incident happened at 2:30pm when the suspect allegedly sneaked into another lawmaker’s office located on the fourth floor of the Assembly complex using a master key.
The suspect reportedly made away with the hard currency and some other office equipment including computers, photocopy machine and printer.
It was gathered that Kabiru was a Special Assistant to one lawmaker from Adamawa State and was known by many people in the complex.
He was said to have been identified by security operatives, who analysed the footage before he was arrested.
At the time of filing this report, some lawmakers including Chairman, House Committee on Media and Publicity, Benjamin Kalu, security personnel were all sighted at the ground floor of the complex where the suspect was being held.
SaharaReporters gathered that there was pressure from the boss of the suspect to release him and bury the matter.
A CCTV footage obtained by SaharaReporters showed the suspect while carrying out the operation.
The suspect also confessed to the crime in another video seen by our correspondent.
It was gathered that a similar incident took place last week when the office of Hon. Ali Datti Yaku representing Bebeji Constituency of Kano State located on the third floor of the complex was burgled by unknown persons, who made away with valuable items.