President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Dokubo is in hot soup.
A group under the aegis of the Concerned Niger Deltans for Sustainable Development has staged a protest and levelled allegations of corruption against him in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Comrade Okpokeme Waripamowei, a member of the group said that;
“Professor Dokubo has openly mocked and laughed at President Buhari’s anti-corruption war and Nigerians are waiting for your response. Professor Dokubo has awarded over N13billion in false supply contracts to his front companies and arranged for the five days of uninterrupted looting of the N60billion vocational facilities.”
“Mr. President, rather than to allow the Police to investigate the looting of the N60 billion complex, Prof. Dokubo inaugurated a fact-finding committee headed by Brig-Gen. Sotunde Songonuga (retd). Other members of the committee are Mr. Dodoye Arikpo of the Department of State Services (DSS), Barrister Paddy Ogon, a Chief Superintendent of Police, Mrs. Ene Cynthia Ogbe, Pastor Reuben Wilson. Mr. Unyime Eyo to serve as Secretary.”
“We had earlier this year, staged a similar protest on the 13th March 2019 with the revealation that the External Auditing Committee inaugurated by Prof. Dokubo found thirty (30) companies used in perpetrating contract frauds worth billions of naira. Prof. Dokubo was hurriedly informed by his cronies that the External Committee found incriminating information and fraudulent activities against him, and he must dissolve the committee with urgency.”
“In a Panic-Mood, Prof. Dokubo dissolved the External Auditing Committee on 14th March 2019 and set-up a new committee headed by the Director of Procurement, Mr. Musa Odiniya who is the brain behind the entire fraud and fake supplies contracts scam in the Amnesty office to oversee and investigate his own department for fraud in an effort to cover-up for Prof. Dokubo. This is the same Director of Procurement, Mr. Musa Odiniya that orchestrated all the contract fraud and public funds stealing perpetrated by the former Amnesty Boss.”
“Prof. Dokubo is presently using Amnesty funds to recruit and pay thugs and some myopic youths and elders across the Niger Delta region to stage a Protest across the region in support of his fraudulent activities to enable him to remain in office as the Amnesty Coordinator.”
“Prof. Dokubo directed the Head of the Boro-Town Vocational Training Center, Mr. Jude Gbaboyor to open the warehouse where supplied items are kept, and they arranged with hoodlums to cart away items previously supplied to cover-up their fraud.”
“The move is to enable Dokubo, his front men and the director of procurement, and other senior management staff in the Amnesty office to claim that the N13billion worth of supplied items have been stolen by hoodlums”.