Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Man Declared Wanted For Starting A GoFundMe Account In Diaspora For Nigerian Soldiers

The Nigerian Army has said that it is working with Interpol to declare Dr. Perry Brimah, a Nigerian in Diaspora, wanted over a fraudulent global fund raising to provide food for troops in the North-east.

It said its attention was drawn to the “fraudulent and criminal’’ venture by Brimah, tagged “Global campaign to provide food for Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram.’’

Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the spokesman of the army, in a statement on Wednesday, urged the general public to provide any information on the whereabouts of “this fraudster’’.

Usman further alleged that Brimah embarked on the venture “ostensibly to defraud unsuspecting members of the public, especially the international community to fund subversive activities and personal life style”.

“The criminal is using the following contact points for the fund raising, @ Tel: +1-929-427-5305; Whatsapp: +234-903-420-3031.

“We wish to state that the Nigerian soldiers deployed to the North-east or elsewhere, neither lack logistics nor food as the fraudster wants unsuspecting members of the public to believe.

“The Nigerian army never faltered in providing necessary logistics to troops to the extent of providing extras, especially during festive periods,’’ Usman said.