Ex-Agitators of the Niger Delta Amnesty program established by late president Yar’Adua are protesting non payment of allowances since January of 2012.
When they complained to officials and the bank, they were advised to see their camp commanders who were party to the fraud. Their camp commanders told them that they must sign-off to forfeit N30,000 of their allowance if they wanted the allowance payments to their actual bank accounts restored.
The bank accounts used by the ex-agitators were opened by the Nigerian government and as such it is impossible for other accounts to receive the funds by external fraud without knowledge of the Amnesty office in Abuja.
Till this report was written, there has been no redress from the Amnesty office and the payments of hundreds of ex-agitators are allegedly still being diverted into unknown bank accounts. All efforts of NewsRescue to speak with an Amnesty official were futile. This case of government fraud and cheating of Nigerian masses is not uncommon under the present regime.
Attached are identifiers of ex-agitators who volunteered to provide evidence of their enrollment and the cessation of their allowances: