The Federal High court sitting in Abuja has granted an order substituting the name of Prof. Charles Dokubo, the former coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty program with that of Col. Miland Dixion Dikio (rtd), the new Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty program.
The order is in response to a suit instituted by 80 Niger Delta ex agitators who are current beneficiaries under the Third phase in the Presidential Amnesty program but denied their monthly stipend between the period of September 2015 and July 2019.
The court order handed down and signed by the presiding judge Hon Justice F.O.G Ogunbanjo dated 6/11/2020 in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1198/2019 directed that all processes in the case be served on Rtd Col. Miland Dixion Dikio The interim Administrator of the Amnesty program and then adjourned the case to the 21st of January 2021.
The 80 Niger Delta ex militants comprising 40 members each in Osuogidigidi 1 camp and Ilelema 1 camp respectively had through their lawyer, Solomon Tunyan, esq instituted the legal action in October 2019 to compel the Amnesty office to pay their unjustly denied monthly stipend which according to them in their statement of claim filed at the Federal High court was being hijacked and diverted to other persons by officials of the Amnesty office who manipulated their camp list in the Amnesty office data base since 2015 and they opted to bring the action after series of efforts and letters of appeal written by their lawyers to pay them their entitlement failed.
They listed Col. Miland Dikio the Interim Administrator of the Amnesty program, Mr Peter Jack the Head of Data Dept. And Mr Isaac Ityohuma Saawa the Director of Finance and Admin of the Amnesty office as witnesses to be subpoened to the court in the case.
The case has been adjourned to the 27th of January 2021 by the trial judge.