Kur­dish Beg­gar Buys Over 4,000 Dol­lars Worth of Gold

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - H.G. Has­san

Re­cently, a Kur­dish man was ap­proached and ap­pre­hended by lo­cal Kur­dish author­ity who had, un­der some fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion, re­al­ized that the man wasn>t poor at all. In fact, the man con­fessed to hav­ing sent over $4,000 worth of gold to his wife in a Domiz refugee base in Do­huk.

The com­man­der-in-chief of the Ar­bil lo­cal po­lice, Lt. Fakhraddin Nuri Mawlud, ad­mit­ted that they had taken the man into cus­tody on sev­eral dif­fer­ent junc­tures but re­leased him each time due to sub­stain­tal ev­i­dence, his refugee sta­tus and the man>s lack of ID.

«Af­ter a se­ri­ous in­ves­ti­ga­tion, we have come to re­al­ize that he is not poor at all. He is beg­ging in pub­lic places in Er­bil and sleeps in a ho­tel and each month he takes the money to Do­huk in or­der to buy gold for his wife who lives in Domiz Refugee Camp. Ac­cord­ing to the in­voices, he bought more than $4,000 worth of gold in Jan­uary. We con­tacted the jewel er in Do­huk, and he said that when this man ap­pears in his shop, he is very well dressed and does not look like beg­gar. While beg­ging, people have some­times given him more than $100 be­cause of how poor he looks. We have de­cided to send him to court and they will make a de­ci­sion about him there,» Lt. Mawlud re­leased in a state­ment to the me­dia.

Hope­fully, this won>t de­ter people from donat­ing money to char­ity and other un­der­priv­i­leged people who are in dire need of it.

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