Retired Maj.-Gen. Barry Ndiomu, the interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), says the programme has nothing to hide, faulting calls for a probe by anti-graft agencies.
Ndiomu said this in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Mr Freston Akpor, and made available to reporters on Tuesday in Abuja.
“The PAP heard of one Friday Iko urging anti-graft and related agencies to investigate the PAP over alleged corruption and imputing fraud in the disbursement of funds to the PAP cooperative.
“He had, among other issues, alleged that ‘some members of staff in the office are receiving huge amounts for welfare ranging between 15 to 10 million Naira’ for the monthly running cost.
“The monies mentioned are clearly a figment of the imagination of the newsmaker who intends to use the media to achieve malicious ends only known to him.
“The allegations are not only false but also baseless and a calculated attempt to commence another round of a smear campaign against the Interim Administrator and his dedicated management team,’’ Akpor said