Police arrest suspected sellers, buyers of wheelchairs donated to cripples in Katsina
The Katsina State Police command has confirmed the recovery of 15 wheelchairs and the arrest of an undisclosed number of suspected receivers of the wheelchairs donated last week by the Katsina State Governor’s foundation, Aminu Bello Masari Youth Empowerment Foundation to some physically challenged persons in the state.
“After signing an agreement with the state government that the wheelchairs are not for sale, some unscrupulous persons among the beneficiaries sold them out at a cheaper price.
“The command is dismayed that wheelchairs bought by the State Government at the cost of N150,000 each were sold at N7,000.
“This singular attitude is an example of series of sabotage of government efforts by some citizens who have benefitted from various empowerment programs but have decided to throw them away. Investigation is ongoing,” Isah noted.