Following the 51, 000 sacked, the Federal Taskforce officers, Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) and a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Paths of Peace Initiative on Tuesday disrupted normal business activity at the Nigerian Parliament.
They were agitating against their sack, N4, 029,000,000 extortion and three-year salary arrears.
The protesters also accused top politicians in the Peoples Democratic Government (PDP), leading national party for extorting the unemployed persons, during administration of the former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
A source who spoke in confidence to our correspondent, Mr. Adelokiki Pius blamed a PDP Chieftain, Chief Bode George, Senator Ogunlewe and top officials of Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) as individuals who spearheaded the fraudulent recruitment exercise.
“We bought the form from them. I initially paid N80, 000 for the job application form and after it was filled, I paid another N20, 000 for submission” Pius said.
He also added that “Mine is even better, there was a lady who resisted being harassed and sexually abused in the same process of form purchase and because of that, they thorn her cloth and molested her. I was the one who rescued her from the public embarrassment.”
Also fingered in the N4.02 scam were former Senators who are members of the PDP, while the protesters vowed to remain in the National Assembly (NASS) parliament until their case is settled.
Chief Executive Officer, Path of Peace Initiative, Comrade Dandy Eze made a statement that the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has been petitioned over the matter and the Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit, Lagos was directed to investigate the matter. But he accused the commissioner of deliberate attempt to frustrate the case.
The concerned individuals were recruited under the Subsidy Reinvestment Programme (Sure-P) of the past administration.
Commander of the Federal Task Force, Moses Garba during the protests in Abuja, disclosed that the para-military organization was setup by former President, Goodluck Jonathan, to support FERMA in areas such as Right of Way and recovery of Federal Government properties.
The aggrieved protesters put the N4.02 billion extorted sum to cost