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Amnesty Programme: Dokubo Inaugurates Panel To Probe Invasion, Looting Of Training Equipment

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Charles Dokubo, Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme
Charles Dokubo, Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme

Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Charles Dokubo, has inaugurated a six-man Special Investigative Panel to probe the invasion and looting of training equipment at its vocational centre in Kaima, Bayelsa.

Inaugurating the panel in Abuja, Dokubo said that the investigative team chaired by retired Brigadier-General Sotunde Songonuga, would ascertain among others the remote and immediate cause of the looting.

According to him, on February 13, the eve of  commissioning the Presidential Amnesty Programme s vocational training centre in Kaima, in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area, Bayelsa, unknown persons overpowered security personnel guarding the centre.

He said that preliminary findings showed that items carted away by the looters included assortments of   equipment procured and already installed in the centre for seamless training of ex-agitators enlisted in the programme.

He said that the training enlisted for ex-agitators and other youths in the Niger Delta were carpentry, hotel and catering management, tailoring, shoemaking, welding and fabrication, event planning, decoration and hair dressing.