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Police Arrest 2 Ladies, A Man For Allegedly Collecting Money From IDPs In Borno

IGP, Ibrahim Idris
IGP, Ibrahim Idris

Police officers in Maiduguri, Borno State, have arrested two ladies and a man for alleged impersonation and extortion of money from Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in their camps.
In a statement today, Thursday, the Borno State Commissioner of police, Damian A. Chukwu, said that the suspects were arrested following tip off that some unscrupulous elements were impersonating as staff of a None Governmental Organisation, known as SAFE THE CHILDREN.
They were caught allegedly extorting money from IDPs at 777 and  1000 Housing Estate, Maiduguri.
“They engage in registering and collecting money from their victims ranging from N2,000 to N15000, in the pretense that they will be supplied with Relief materials for the whole year. Investigation however revealed that the suspects have no connection, nor are they representing SAFE THE CHILDREN.”
He gave the names of the suspects as Hadiza Zanna, Halima Mohammed and Malgana Mohammed, adding that others are at large.
The police boss said that there have been reports of proliferation of fake NGOs taking advantage of innocent people of Borno state in the guise of providing humanitarian services.
“The command, therefore, wishes to use this medium to enlighten members of the public not to have any dealing with any NGO that is demanding money for whatever reason.”
He said that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are over, saying the effort is being made to arrest other members of the syndicate that are still at large.[myad]