armed attack on lawyer linked to unexecuted amnesty contract fit

olusegun samuel in yenagoa

ex-militant leaders beneath the aegis of the reintegrated ex-militants forum (ref) have attributed the ultimate wednesday armed assault on a domestic placed in kubwa extension ii area of the federal capital territory (fct) to an attempt to assassinate one of the attorneys worried in the ongoing in shape on the federal excessive courtroom over alleged unexecuted contracts with links to the vandalised n60 billion presidential amnesty programme education complex in boro-city, kaiama, bayelsa nation.

the goal is representing 124 beneficiaries of the presidential amnesty programme (pap) that went to court to ask to be joined in preventing the unlawful fee of over n3.8 billion to 15 organizations over alleged unexecuted contracts.

the armed attack on the residence of the attorney in kubwa extension ii location of the federal capital territory (fct) left one protection shield lifeless and 3 others injured. the ex-militant leaders in a petition to president muhammadu buhari, the national protection adviser, important wellknown babagana monguno (rtd.), the department of country security (dss), and the inspector-wellknown of police (igp), mr. usman baba, alleged that despite the truth that the targeted attorney survived due to his attendance at the last nigerian bar association (nba) conference in lagos.

the strive is condemnable and should be investigated.

the 124 amnesty beneficiaries had carried out to be joined within the suit filed through mr. jacob aminu momoh, and 15 contracting corporations towards the pap to pay for an alleged unexecuted contracts above the music of n3.8billion, plus 21 percentage post–judgment charges, and special damages that could pass as high as n5billion to n8billion.

they have additionally accused officials of the federal ministry of justice led with the aid of the solicitor-popular of the federation and everlasting secretary, federal ministry of justice, mrs. beatrice jedy-agba, of colluding with mr. jacob aminu momoh, and the accused companies in alleged tries to frustrate their match at the courts.

the ref, in the petitions signed by way of its country wide coordinator, ‘standard’ tony ebikalaide also called “black spider” and made to be had to newsmen in yenagoa on the weekend, said that “the attorney had in some days prior to the day of the incident spotted a black range rover tailing him and had received a phone name from the petitioner’s criminal crew to envision his whereabouts for provider, but occasions turned for the worst in the course of the early hours of the morning, on wednesday, august 24, 2022.

“alleged hired assassins carrying face masks had stormed the secured residence of the lawyer in a community in kubwa, f.c.t. abuja and neutralised four safety guards with one dead, 3 in crucial circumstance.

“however in spite of the resistance, they refused to retreat, instead they compelled their manner into the secured constructing and broke-down the front door of the lawyer’s domestic whilst shouting ‘where is the legal professional?, wherein is the barrister?’

“the scared lawyer’s wife become domestic by myself due to the fact the barrister become nevertheless in lagos after the nba convention, however when they could not locate the attorney, they took a few items worth much less than ₦10,000 to make it appear like a rubbery, and with the growing noise out of doors, they hurriedly departed the premises.”

ebikalaide stated that, in step with the legal professional, “in the seven years of his living in that network, and of their secured constructing, that turned into the first time in that community that this type of tragedy had befell, and it’s not a twist of fate that his compound, in particular his residence specially become attacked.

he said that he has buddies all around his constructing, and there are multiple bigger houses and compounds with none fence or protection barriers earlier than attending to his compound and building.

but they chose his building and residence mainly while shouting “where is the legal professional, in which is the barrister to his scared wife who changed into domestic on my own.”

ebikalaide also pointed out that “it changed into on that equal day within the nighttime, wednesday, august 24, 2022 that professor charles quaker dokubo, the previous coordinator of the presidential amnesty programme (pap) died,”

it’d hobby the overall public to recognise that the lawyer representing the 124 amnesty beneficiaries against the ₦three.8billion suit in alleged unexecuted amnesty contracts had deliberate to subpoena dokubo to testify in court docket on how he signed and provided the multi-billion naira settlement to the plaintiffs with out passing via due manner and the usage of doctored files. nicely, it’s far unlucky that prof. dokubo will no longer be able to talk approximately those approvals anymore.”

the ref also accused the staff of the federal ministry of justice of alleged suspicion of compromise to frustrate the match filed by the ex-militant leaders to save you the illegal payment for unexecuted contracts above the tune of n3.8billion, plus 21 percentage publish–judgment prices, and special damages that can pass as high as n5billion to n8billion.

“the officials within the judiciary are busy sabotaging the amnesty workplace’s efforts in courtroom by way of redeploying skilled prison officers from the amnesty office as a way to deprive the amnesty office from installing proper representation in court docket.

“at present, the pap has neither felony adviser nor an skilled criminal officer at a time while there are pending instances really worth billions of naira that might bankrupt the pap.

“even as the prison team of the 124 amnesty beneficiaries is submitting real documents in court to shield the instances, the plaintiffs are boasting of compromising officials within the ministry of justice and anti-corruption companies, detailing their non-remittance of pension price range of over two hundred amnesty specialists in over years.

“in a preceding petition submitted to the efcc, the petitioners said with documented proof of alleged suspension of payments into the retirement savings bills of the specialists despite the fact that the 18 according to cent deductions had been deducted from the experts salaries.

“the end result of those inglorious acts amounts to a breach of the pension act 2004 mentioned above, with dire consequences. the efcc refused to behave no matter the experts’ pension budget non-remittance documents submitted to them.”

the reintegrated ex-militants of their petition to the president, vowed to take subjects into their personal fingers inside the way they “realize-great,” due to the fact they declare to have lost religion in the protection companies to do their jobs with out being compromised by alleged criminals. additionally they vowed to have a “showdown with officials of the federal ministry of justice.”

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