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Amnesty Office suspends 7 over fraud allegations

BY Chris Ochayi

ABUJA—Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Unit of the Presidential Amnesty Office, has suspended seven officials over allegations of involvement in fraudulent activities in the documentation of Phase Two beneficiaries of the amnesty programme.

The decision to suspend them, yesterday, was taken following confessional statements by one Aso Tambo and some other Phase Two leaders of the former Niger Delta agitators.

Those suspended by the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta/Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, include Marshal Konoun, Kennedy West, Peter Ajube, Beggi Erepade, Tari Clarkson, Okuba Wenikefe and Tony Amende.

The office, alongside security agencies, according to a statement issued in Abuja, had commenced investigation into the allegations that officials of the unit colluded with Tambo and others to doctor allotted slots and the account details of beneficiaries.


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