…….. Invites EFCC, ICPC to holistically investigate the matter in order to bring the culprits to book
…….Tell President Buhari, Senate President Lawan, Speaker Gbajabiamila, NSA, DSS, IGP, others to hold Dikkio, Alfred responsible for any break down of law and order in the country if
Warri_____ Niger Delta Ex-agitator and the leader of DELTA BASE CAMP 2, EMADAJA, Gen. Dimaro Vwaghie, popularly known as Land Dragon, has issued 24hrs ultimatum to the lnterim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Rtd. Col. Dikkio Milland Dixon, to as a matter of urgency pay the five months outstanding arrears (salary) the office is owing the amnesty beneficiaries since October 2021 to February 2022.
Gen. Dimaro stated this in Warri on Sunday 27th March, 2022, after meeting with the fifteen affected boys, noting that there are some criminal elements in the federal government amnesty office Abuja, using crude means to embezzle ex- Niger Delta agitators monthly stipends in a false pretence and lies, stressing that if proactive measure is not taken by President Muhammadu Buhari, leadership of the National Assembly as well as other security agencies within the 24hrs ultimatum given Col. Dikkio to pay their outstanding arrears, government should not blame them for any disorderliness in the country.
The leader of over eighty six (86) field soldiers said him and his boys did not want to take law into their hands, hence they have decided to use this peaceful medium appealed to President Muhammad Buhari, National Security Adviser (NSA), Alhaji Babagana Muguono, the leadership of National Assembly, Senate President, Sen. Armed Lawan, Speaker House of Reps, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the various security agencies, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, DSS Director General and the Inspector General of Police to intervene in order to settle the matter amicably or hold Col. Milland Dikkio, the lnterim Administrator (PAP) and the Head of Reintegration Officer (HRO), Mr. Alfred Kemepado responsible for any breach of peace in the Niger Delta region on alleged corrupt fraudulent act and sharp practices over non payment of fifteen of his boys five months stipend from last year October 2021 to February 2022.
In giving more insight about the problem, Gen. Dimaro said the whole issue started in the early part of last year 2021 when Ecobank Plc, the former bank he was operating with his boys closed their accounts due to BVN as well as other documents required from them by the bank in which they could not earlier provide for the bank at that time due to short time notice.
He stressed that as a result of that, he decided to change bank from Ecobank to FCMB Plc, which the former bank agreed and wrote an official letter for them in that effect and submitted at the amnesty office on 17th August, 2021, in which the amnesty office acknowledged and approved.
He said: “After changing the fifteen ex-agitators account details, the amnesty office paid two months, that is August and September 2021 in their new FCMB account details through a mobile transfer with the following account details, Cr Amt:NGN131,500.00
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Since thereafter that illegal mobile transfer payment, they deliberately withheld my boys monthly stipends from October 2021 to February 2022, making up to five months without given any cogent reason.”
” I have made frantic efforts to see with Col. Milland Dixon in order to Complain my plight to him but l was deprived in the office from seeing him. Meanwhile, l was able to meet with the Head of Reintegration Officer (HRO), Hon. Alfred Kemepade, on several occasions in regards to the issue, he assured me of handling the matter immediately but up till now, nothing has been done.
“l have been going to the office in Abuja from Delta State almost every month waisting my scarce resources just to inquire why they refused to pay the five months salary of my boys but what they told me was that the account office wrongly paid the money to project account and that they will rectify it within a month but all to no avail till date.
“As am talking to you now, they have not even uploaded my boys new FCMB account details in the given platform, which is the amnesty payroll system. I am convinced that they have sat upon the five months salary of my boys or shared it amongst themselves that is why they refused to upload our new account details in the amnesty payroll. I am using this medium to call on EFCC and ICPC to investigate the matter in order to bring to book those that have embezzled our five months stipends”, he added.
However, Gen. Dimaro called on President Muhammad Buhari, NSA, Senate President Armed Lawan, Speaker House of Reps, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Defense Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, DSS Director General and the Inspector General of Police to hold Col. Dixon Milland and Alfred Kemepado responsible for any breach of peace in the Niger Delta as result of any further delay of payment of the five months outstanding stipends they are owing the ex-agitators , the statement added.