According to Dr Joshua Dikwa, Bitari set up a Micro Finance Bank in the name of reviving the dwindling economy of the area with a confirmed RC number obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which convinced many people to deposit their hard earned Money.
According to Dikwa, and many other Southern Borno people lamented during a telephone interactive session with Journalists in Yola that Alhaji succeeded in taken away even the pension and gratuity of many people making them unable to carter for their children.
A widow with four children, Mrs Chaman Wazani whom was heard crying and raining causes on Bitari whom she accused of duping her to the tune of 2million which she said it her husband pension, that was supposed to be training her children in school all efforts. She lamented that all effort to get him from 2013 to 2014 proved abortive.
A civil servant who simply identify himself as Simon Mshelia and was defrauded of 2.5Million Naira is begging the present Government that is known to be corruption fighter under the leadership of President Mohammadu Buhari to help in tracking Ilela in other to retrieve their Monies.
“After our investigation we understood the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is aware of the existence of the Bank and CBN gave the Banks the licence to operate with RC No.”
“We are therefore pleading to Buhari to rescue us out from the trouble this Man has put us through, as it he is nowhere to be found ,He has been into hiding after duping us and Many has died as a result of the incident” Simon said
A human activist, Barr Kabir Marafa said the story is the same all over Nigeria that CBN have licence many people with an RC No. to go and duped Nigerians, as many of the micro finance Banks licensed across the country are not operating.
“I categorically want to tell you that CBN have joined hands with bad eggs as Nigerians to cheat our fellow brothers who are mostly peasant farmers, petty traders, labourers, pensioners, widows and orphans that wanted to improve their standard of living”. Marafa said
Kabir added that all the anti corruption agencies should be up and doing by arresting any culpable micro finance Bank whose owner is having some shady deals with his customers.