The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested a supervisory councillor for agriculture in Mafa local government of Borno State, Umar Ibrahim and four others for allegedly diverting 300 bags of rice donated by Danish Refugee Council (DRC), a Non Governmental Organisation and meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the council. This so wicked!
Others arrested along with the councillor are Bulama Ali Zangebe, Modu Bulama, Halilu Abdullahi and Abacha Ali. How do they expect them to get money to buy food?
The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed the arrest, noted that it was triggered by intelligence report the which the commission received.
He further noted that some of the suspects confessed that the caretaker chairman of Mafa local government, Shettima Lawan Maina allegedly instructed the sale of the rice to the duo of Alhaji Lawan Ibrahim of Bolori Stores and Umar Salisu at the rate of N8, 500 per bag.
While investigation into the matter continues, Maina and two other suspects are still at large, as the EFCC searchlight beams on.
Source: The Leadership