Metro Borno Councilor Arrested for Selling 300 Bags of Rice Meant for IDPs



The EFCC has announced the arrest of a councilor and four others for selling food meant for Borno state IDPs.

The Supervisory Councillor for Agriculture in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state, Umar Ibrahim and others were arrested in Maiduguri for the alleged diversion of 300 bags of rice donated by Danish Refugee Council (DRC), a Non Governmental Organization and meant for Internally Displayed Persons( IDPs) in the council.

Others arrested along with the councillor are: Bulama Ali Zangebe , Modu Bulama, Halilu Abdullahi and Abacha Ali.

The arrest was triggered by an intelligence report.

According to some of the suspects, 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.

Maina and two other suspects are still at large


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