May 20, 2018

Court Stops Probe of Amnesty Fund

Court Stops Probe of Amnesty Fund

The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the probe of the alleged diversion of the Presidential Amnesty Fund set up by the federal government for the rehabilitation and re-integration of former Niger-Delta militants.

To this end, the Justice Valentine Ashi barred the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC),  Department of the State Security (DSS), Nigerian Police Force (NPF), Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), and National Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)  from arresting or detaining the principal actor in the management of the fund, Mr. Kingsley Kuku.

In his ruling, Justice Ashi also barred all the concerned anti-graft and the security agencies from taking any action on the alleged fraud pending the determination of a suit instituted against them.

The immediate past Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) Dr. Kingsley Kuku, had approached the court with an ex parte motion praying for his protection from arrest and detention by the operatives of the anti-graft agencies. Read more



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