The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Jafiya Zubairu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Damaturu.
According to him, officials from both organisations allegedly diverted deposits made by 41 intending pilgrims from the Potiskum LGA and could not secure visas for them.
The PPRO said: “The Criminal Investigation Department arm of the Yobe Police Command is currently investigating the matter.
“However, I cannot give the exact number of those involved and other details, as investigation is still going on.”
NAN reports that the 41 affected intending pilgrims had protested to the state House of Assembly to solicit its intervention to enable them perform the hajj.
The Speaker of the House, Adamu Dala-Dogo, 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 have been airlifted to the holy land.