Sunday, October 11, 2015

Should Ex Governor Rotimi Amechi Become A Minister After Being Declared Corrupt By Rivers State Panel Of Inquiry ?

The Commissioner of Housing in Rivers State, Emma Okah told journalists in Port Harcourt that the state’s Attorney-General has been instructed to commence all legal proceedings against ex governor, Rotimi Amaechi; a former military administrator of Rivers State, Brigadier Anthony Ukpo (Rtd) and some other former political office holders to refund over 97 billion naira allegedly stolen in the sale of the state valued assets.

The Commissioner of Housing, who spoke on behalf of the State Government stated that the issues of illegality cannot be swept under the carpet. The Rivers State Government has presented a white paper demanding the immediate prosecution of the former Governor Rotimi Amaechi and all persons involved in what the government called fraudulent transactions.
This is following the report of the 30-day sitting of the Justice George Omeregi led Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry, set up to investigate the sale of state assets.

Members of the State Executive Council presented the white paper to journalists in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

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