Emergency Workers Arrested for ‘Diverting’ Palliative in Nasarawa

The Department of State Service (DSS), has arrested some officials of the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency for allegedly diverting some palliatives meant for vulnerable people in the state.

The DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya in a statement, said the officials were arrested along with another accomplice in the Nasarawa Modern Market, Lafia the state capital.

“Among those suspects are officials of Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency and their accomplices in the markets, notably Modern Market Lafia, where the items were being resold. The suspects have, however, been handed over for appropriate disciplinary measures,” he said.

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He noted that some of the items have been recovered following an investigation of the alleged diversion of the palliative.

Afunanya also noted that other state governments have reported cases of diversion to the service.

“The Department of State Services has received reports from some state governments relating to the diversion or sale of palliatives meant for their citizens,” he added. “While this operation is ongoing in other states, the Service has, for instance, intercepted a suspected criminal syndicate in Nasarawa State responsible for the diversion and sale of the palliatives meant for the vulnerable in the place.”


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