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Hajj Welfare Board Officials Arrested For Stealing Fares Paid By 41 Intending Pilgrims

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August 10, 2017 – Yobe Hajj Welfare Board Officials Arrested For Stealing Fares Paid By 41 Intending Pilgrims

Yobe Police has arrested officials of the state’s Pilgrims Welfare Board and Potiskum Local Government Council over alleged missing hajj fares paid by 41 intending pilgrims.

The Command Spokesperson, Jafiya Zubairu, confirmed the development on Thursday in Damaturu.

According to him, officials from both organizations allegedly diverted deposits made by 41 intending pilgrims from the Potiskum Local Government Area, and could not secure visas for them.

The PPRO said:

“The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arm of the command is currently investigating the matter.

“However, I cannot give the exact number of those involved and other details, as the investigation is still going on.”

The 41 affected intending pilgrims had protested to the state’s House of Assembly to solicit its intervention; to enable them to perform the hajj.

Alhaji Adamu Dala-Dogo, the Speaker of the House, assured the intending pilgrims that the legislature would liaise with the executive, to ensure that they perform the religious obligation.

Meanwhile, most of the intending pilgrims from the state had been transported to the holy land.




  1. iron bar

    August 10, 2017 at 3:18 PM

    for how long will people pretend and hide under steal from your fellow congregation,it was too long ladies were caught after performing abortion in order to sneak into airplane to attend hajj this not worse than MMM.why will govt even sponsor pilgrimages and why will the good for nothing state assembly wont allow a neutral body EFCC(though a toothless bulldog commission) prosecute the crook that shortchanged those people.our road to recovery and accountability is billion miles away.

    • MJ

      August 13, 2017 at 11:01 AM

      If i may correct the impression, Govt do not sponsor Hajj. Intending pilgrims visit any local Hajj Agent and pay their money according to the price of the Saudi government for procurement of Visa, accommodation and the allowable BTA (Travel Allowance. Hajj is not Free, individual pay for their Hajj not Nigeria government.

      Nigeria government only sponsor Hajj for government delegates that covers any important news such as the Health and Media to see to the welfare of the pilgrims. That was What the government cancelled in 2015.

  2. J. B. Hunter

    August 10, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    EVEN THE SO CALLED hajj itself is a big fraud that does the country no good other than robbing the proceed of the economy to waste on a useless venture.

    Ever since they‘ve been going to that their terrorist crusade they called pilgrimage, what positive change has it brought the country?
    Rubbish + ignorance= Nonsense

    I take a stroll…

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