Metro Ex-Militants Issue Diamond Bank 15-Day Ultimatum To Unfreeze Their Money



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Ex-militants on Monday issued a 15-day ultimatum over their N12 billion allegedly hooked in Diamond Bank, warning the financial institution to unfreeze monies belonging to them and other Nigerians.

National Secretary, Third Phase Amnesty, Tam Odogwu, in a statement said over 1,000 members had invested in a Virtual Currency Scheme.

Odogwu explained that the former fighters had written several letters appealing to the bank to heed the directive of the House of Representatives but no positive response.

He said: “We, the Niger Delta ex-militants have not been finding life easy due to the unlawful freezing of the N12 billion virtual currency scheme by the bank, in defiance of the Abonta-led House Committee on Public Petitions order to release the money to the promoter of the scheme for him to refund our money.”


“We have been peaceful and patient over the issue despite our predicament and matured way of approaching the matter to get the money back, this bank have remained adamant.

“We have resolved and taken decision: we give the bank 15 days ultimatum to unfreeze the N12 billion they have refused to release. Failure to do so, we are going to mobilise and disrupt all operations of the bank in the Niger Delta region and ensure we get the money back to all investors of the scheme.

“This money belongs to over 60,000 Nigerians, who invested in the scheme, which includes most of our relatives, friends and loved ones. We repeat, all operations of bank in the Niger Delta will be grounded if the management fails to heed our demand.

Promoter of the scheme, Philemon Gora, had petitioned the House Committee on Public Petition.

- Dailypost