A greedy worker has been caught red-handed stealing foodstuffs meant for the Internally Displaced Persons in Borno State. According to reports, the man was arrested by the Independent Taskforce on Monitoring of Feeding of IDPs in Maiduguri, Borno state and foodstuff meant for the IDPs were found in his car.
The thief was a storekeeper in the Arabic Teachers College (ATC) IDP camp, was caught as he attempted to smuggle them out of the camp.
The stolen goods found in the man’s boot
It was gathered that when members of the Taskforce interrogated him, he said he was a staff of Askira Uba LGA and Sulaiman Abba by name. Two ( 2) bags of rice, one (1) bag of flour and two (2) bags of sugar (25kg) were found in the boot of his car. Two members of the Civilian JTF in the camp who assisted in the arrest said Sulaiman Abba had been indulging in the act for quite some time now, stealing their foodstuffs on a daily basis.
Expressing shock and displeasure, Chairman of the Taskforce, Dr Bulama Mali Gubio mni, said anyone stealing food meant for orphans and vulnerable in the society especially food meant for IDPs, is no different from an armed robber. The suspect was handed over to the police for interrogation and prosecution.