EX-MILITANTS LEADERS DENY DIVERSION OF ALLOWANCES

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By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI - PHASE II Amnesty Leaders have denied the allegation of diversion of monthly allowances levelled against them by former militants under the aegis of Association of Phase II Amnesty Followers.

Chairman of Amnesty Phase II, Delta State, Mr. Kingsley Muturu, said that those levelling the allegations were not former militants. He addressed newsmen shortly after a visit of 31 leaders of the Amnesty Phase II to the office of the Area Commander of the Ughelli Police Area Command.

Disclosing that temporary identity cards were sometime ago issued to former militants in Obubra community in Cross River State by the amnesty board, he alleged that Federal Government discovered that some of the boys had duplicated the identity cards. He said some of these cards found their way into the hands of people that were not considered by the board.

Condemning the protests embarked upon by the Association of Phase II Amnesty Followers against the alleged diversion of their allowances, Muturu said: 'The amnesty board now recognises only the amnesty leaders who know the number of boys they have.'