Nigeria Police arrest 5 LG officials for diverting relief materials in Kebbi
Birnin Kebbi, June 1, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Detectives of the Nigeria Police, Kebbi State Command have arrested five persons for alleged diversion of a truck loaded with 132 veils of USAID mosquito nets meant for distribution in Bagudo Local Government Area.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Mustapha Suleiman, who briefed newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Friday said the suspects were intercepted in Jega Local Government Area while trying to divert the truck.
He said: “We have arrested five suspects in connection with the crime.
“The truck contains 132 veils loaded with the nets for Bagudo local government area.
“Three of the suspects have already confessed to the crime”.
According to him, the investigation is still on as the principal suspect is still at large.
DSP Sulaiman said the suspects were staff of the local government council who connived with health personnel to perpetrate the crime.
Kebbi State Government with support from the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (U.S. PMI) had distributed over 2.6 million free mosquito nets to people in 1,027 distribution points across 21 LGAs of the state from 28th April to 2nd May 2018.