Kurdish Beggar Buys Over 4,000 Dollars Worth of Gold
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.