Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Amnesty body raises alarm over 'illegal' deduction of its funds by banks

World Stage
21 September 2011

Lagos (WorldStage Newsonline)-- The Office to the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and the Chief Executive Officer of the President Amnesty programme on Tuesday raised an alarm over alleged illegal deduction of allowances of Niger Delta amnesty programme being paid into some banks.

Speaking through a press statement signed by its Head, Media and Communication, Mr. Henry Ugbolue, the body said that such deductions were illegal and against the ethics of banking business in the country.

The statement said that, "As stipulated by law, all payments by the amnesty office to the Niger Delta ex-agitators are done through the banks. The Amnesty Office has not authorized or permitted in any form or shape, deductions from stipends, allowance and one –off TSA paid out to the ex-agitators."

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