Ex-militants under the auspices of United Front for Ex-militants (UFE) have allegedly accused Head of Education desk at the Amnesty Office, Kiesena Mowarin of racketeering, profiteering and fraud.
Mowarin, the group alleged is fond of selling scholarship slot meant for ex-militants to preferred highest bidders, thus amassing wealth at the detriment of the original ex-militants.
They claimed that Mowarin was complicit in all the frauds allegedly committed by past coordinators, accusing him of allegedly dropping the name of the National Security Adviser, Babangana Munguno, to intimidate and commit questionable acts including converting amnesty slots for sales to non ex-militants.
In a statement issued in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital and signed by the spokesperson of the group, Kiagbodo Jerome, they alleged the he was spearheading a cabal on behalf of the NSA to sell contracts to unsuspecting contractors and collect fifteen percent upfront even when the contracts were still in the preparative stage.
The statement further alleged that as soon as the former coordinator, Gen. Paul Boroh, was fired, Mowarin opened an illicit trade in contract of unsuspecting members of the public at the rate of N50m per contract with fifteen percent of that amount paid to him upfront since he was sure of forcing the new coordinator to sign same on resumption by dropping the NSA’s name.
The group therefore called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency sack and replace him with a more sincere, honest person, failure to which they threatened return to trenches in 7-days time.
They added that gone were the days ex-militants stayed aloof and watch a “bunch of questionable characters, thieves…” turn the amnesty office to their ATM leaving the beneficiaries of that office to die in avoidable poverty.
“We applaud the appointment of a new coordinator of the PAP and we pledge to work with him. However, Mowarin whom we know as the agent of fraud in that office must be removed.
“He sells amnesty slots like a market woman who sells beans. It follows that Mowarin shouldn’t only be sacked but his activities over the years in that office must be thoroughly investigated and brought to book if found wanting.
“We are ready to disrupt crude oil production activities in the region if this rogue is not removed and on time too. Our group is a peace loving one and we owe it a duty to support the current leadership without Mowarin.” The group enthused. “Our silence and maintenance of peace in the region should not be taken for granted” the group warned.
Meanwhile, when contacted by one of our correspondent, Mowarin said the allegations are fictitious and rubbish, noting that the issues being raised against him are already in the hands of security agents who are carrying out extensive investigation on them.
“That’s why l laughed, it’s nothing new. There is nothing to hear from me, the investigating agencies are on top of them. You are free to publish, go ahead, they have published so many things already.