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NSCDC ar­rest buy­ers of di­verted 400 mat­tresses re­lief ma­te­ri­als

- From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Minna Nigeria News · Crime · Nigeria · Niger · Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps · Minna

The men of the Nige­ria Se­cu­rity and Civil De­fence Corps (NSCDC) in Niger state have ap­pre­hended four sus­pected buy­ers of stolen mat­tresses meant for the vic­tims of dis­as­ters.

The sus­pects, ac­cord­ing to the new com­man­dant of the NSCDC in the state, Com­man­dant Haruna Zurmi, are Suleiman Yusuf, 40; Saminu Yusuf, 38; Ab­dul­lahi Sarki, 59 and Sani Shehu, 48.

Zurmi ex­plained that they were trailed and ar­rested in dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions in Minna by his men fol­low­ing a tip off.

One of the sus­pects, Suleiman Yusuf, who said he bought the mat­tresses from top govern­ment of­fi­cial be­fore he sold them to three other sus­pects in Minna me­trop­o­lis, said the seller's num­ber has not been go­ing since his ar­rest.

Yusuf dis­closed that the top seller now at large sold the 400 mat­tresses worth N2.4m to Suleiman be­fore he dis­ap­peared for fear of be­ing ar­rested by the op­er­a­tives of NSCDC.

It was learnt that the mat­tresses were sold at N4, 500 to the buy­ers and the mat­tresses have been re­cov­ered while ef­fort is in top gear to ar­rest the top govern­ment of­fi­cial who sold the mat­tresses to them.

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