NSCDC uncover syndicate claiming to be World Bank officials in Borno.
By Dauda Iliya
The Borno state command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has paraded fifteen suspects for committing various crimes ranging from vandalism, fraud, theft, phone snatching and illicit drug dealer in Maiduguri.
Addressing newsmen at headquarters of the Command, the state Commandant Musa Farouq said the Corps succeeded in arresting a syndicate of four persons who claimed to be officials of World Bank and defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
The Commandant explained the suspects Mamman Sanusi, Ahmed Mohammed, Ibrahim Ali and Ibrahim Bukar printed fake federal government Micro-Small Enterprise Survival fund token and collect five hundred naira from each member of the community.
Items recovered from the suspects include one hundred and fifty thousand naira, World Bank officiating tags, MSME Survival fund token, computer, printer and laminating machine.
Some of the suspects Ibrahim Ali and Bukar Ibrahim confessed to their crime, saying that they are not aware of the number of people they swindled.
The State Commandant also handed over the drug dealer Abdullahi Mohammed alongside the exhibit 48 raps of kanabis sativa to officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for prosecution.
Mr Musa Farouq called on members of the public to continue to cooperate with Corps and other security agencies to rid the society of any form of criminal activities.