BY HUSSAINI JIRGI, Damaturu
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Komptu Idris have been called upon to intervene and bring to an end the menace of fake fertiliser sales and circulation in Yobe State by some unpatriotic citizens.
Sparking to journalists in his office, the Yobe State chairman of Fertiliser Sales Association, Potiskum branch, Alhaji Ali Maitaki.
According to him “On Sunday 16th July, 2017, our members and customers reported to us the advertisement and circulation of a federal government impersonated fertiliser labelled N5,500 with inscription FGN Agro and code of arm sold out at one store along Ibrahim Alkali Avenue in Potiskum town,
He added that, “We rushed to the store and confirmed that it is true, picked some samples for analysis and confirmed it is fake, it was filled with sand, we summoned Exco meeting and resolved to report the case to Potiskum Police Divisional Office, the suspects were arrested, we were asked to come back on Monday, 17th July 2017.
According to him, “When we resumed on Monday morning, we met the police writing the statement from the suspects, they told the police that they have remaining unsold 460 bags in their store, we informed the Police that despite the arrest, the sale is ongoing at the store, but the police assured us that it will stop.
“We, therefore, want to use this medium to appeal to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idriss to come to our aid by directing the proper investigation of the matter and bringing the culprits to book.
“We are aware of the honesty and transparency of the IGP in ensuring that justice takes it’s course in the Nigeria Police.
“We would not fold our alms to allow saboteurs of President Muhammad Buhari to impersonate federal government fertilizer and cheat our farmers, we would not remain silent and compromise justice.”
He further revealed “That the suspects connived with some FG officials and used their store to carry out their business.”