Ex-militants Protest Non-payment Of Allowances, Accuse Former Jonathan Aide Of Diverting Funds

EX-MilitantsSome beneficiaries of the Phase two amnesty programme have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to pay their allowances, which they alleged stopped coming since March, 2012.

The beneficiaries from Delta State, who carried their protest to the correspondence chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Benin City, Edo State on Wednesday, said they were warned not to protest in Delta State again.

Two ‘ex-generals’, Pawpaw Julius and Gideon Ogbe, who led the protest, accused the immediate Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Kingsley Kuku, of conniving with their leaders to defraud them.

They also said the few allowances they collected were not paid into their individual account but to an account belonging to camp leaders.

The protesters said they only opened account with the United Bank for Africa but were surprised that their allowances were paid into a Fidelity Bank account.

According to them “Kingsley Kuku and the amnesty officials got some slots from camp leaders which enhance the evil business of diverting salary and paying everything in the leaders’ account with our names being impersonated by unknown persons.

“Vocational training is no longer in progress and most of our international passports are lying dormant in the offices”.