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Rivers leaders to decide whether to prosecute Amaechi for alleged N96bn fraud – Wike responds to Supreme Court decision against Transport Minister

Governor Nyesom Wike has responded to a Supreme Court dismissing an application by his predecessor and Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi to stop the Rivers regional government from investigating allegations of N96bn fraud.

 

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The governor had appointed a team to investigate Mr. Amaechi’s dealings with the post-emperor and the Supreme Court case was an attempt by Mr. Amaechi to set aside the council’s recommendations.

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He said;

“We do not want revenge, but we are guaranteed.

“If you see that report, as the Rivers man, you will weep,” Mr Wike, who is running for president in the Peoples Democratic Party, said on Friday.

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“So now the leaders of the state will decide what to do next; it is not mine alone. Yes, I am the Sovereign, but I cannot do it alone. If the state leaders say, yes we must persecute them, there is nothing I can do; but if the leaders say otherwise, I have no choice.

“One of them was $ 50 million from Rivers State Government through Access Bank to Sahara Energy.

“And the issue was, what did Sahara Energy do for us as we pay $ 50 million? Where is the agreement to show that we have borrowed money from them? Nothing.

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“He said Sahara Energy bought our gas engines. Why are we paying them $ 50 million? Should we borrow money from them? Where is the agreement? ”

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