Unknown persons are reported to have burgled the Niger State House of Assembly in Minna carting away with not less than N15 million.
It was gathered that the target of the burglars was the strong room of the state legislature, where most of the money meant for the day-to-day running of the assembly is usually kept.
Part of the money stolen was said to be for the upkeep allowance of a lawmaker including his furniture allowance amounting to about N6 million.
Another legislator was reported to have lost approximately N3 million when the strong room was forced open and the burglary was discovered when a lawmaker went to the Assembly complex and approached the accounts department messenger that he wanted to deposit money in the strong-room for safe keeping.
The incident was reported to the police leading to the arrest and detention of virtually all staff of the accounts department.
No staff of the Assembly was prepared to speak on the matter, but the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, when contacted, confirmed the theft but not the amount stolen.