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Northern Region Matron arrested for stealing SHS free food

The matron was arrested when two assembly members of the area monitored her activities for transporting the foodstuff.

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The Matron of the Buipe Senior High School (SHS) in the Central Gonja District of the Northern Region has been arrested for allegedly stealing foodstuff belonging to the school.

Madam Rahinatu Alidu was arrested together with a driver and the mate in a Sangyong mini bus with registration number AW 3864-13 which was transporting the foodstuff allegedly stolen from the school.

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She was arrested when two assembly members of the area monitored her activities for transporting the foodstuff.

A search by the police in the vehicle found bags of soap, several gallons of cooking oil, cans of milk, sacks of maize and many consumables all stashed in every space of the vehicle.


According to the Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr. Mohammed Yusif Tanko, the police on duty at the Fulfulso Check Point upon information intercepted the Sangyong mini bus loaded with the food stuff.

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He said upon questioning the driver and his mate mentioned the matron of the school as the owner of the goods.

He said Madam Rahinatu was arrested and together with the driver and his mate have been granted police enquiry bail pending further investigations into the matter.

He said the matron was later granted police enquiry bail upon interrogation.


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