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Tuesday 1 August 2017

We Have Overwhelming Evidence of Corruption Against Amaechi - Gov Wike

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State has said that he inherited a pal­try sum of $204,000 from his pre­decessor, Chief Rotimi Amaechi.
The Governor stated that his administration has overwhelm­ing evidence of corruption against Amaechi, who is the current Min­ister of Transportation.

According to Wike, Amae­chi had publicly admitted spend­ing money on projects that were never executed.
Addressing the 106th quar­terly meeting of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers in Port Harcourt on Monday, Gov Wike said that Amaechi admitted paying $39million for a non-ex­istent Justice Karibi Whyte Mega Specialist Hospital.
He added that the former gov­ernor also confessed publicly that he sold the state’s gas turbines, the proceeds of which the administra­tion diverted.
“All the documents that proved Amaechi’s corrupt acts are authentic. We never forged them. The former governor himself ad­mitted that he paid out $39million to Clinotech without a single block laid anywhere. Is that a document he claims was forged? Where is the hospital?
“He has agreed in different in­terviews that he sold the state gas turbines for $309million. If you convert $309million to naira, you will understand the level of fraud. Amaechi left only $204,000 in the state account.
“The bank statements of the pattern of withdrawals from that account are there for all to see. Can that be forged? The dates and amounts withdrawn are clearly written”, he said.
The governor berated Amae­chi for engaging in blackmailing the Supreme Court because his appeal is pending before the Apex Court over the establishment of Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry.
“There is no time that he loses a case without blackmailing the Ju­diciary. He feels that the only way he can do it is to blackmail the Su­preme Court. You cannot play pol­itics with everything”, he said.
On the use of hotels for elec­toral fraud, the governor warned that any hotel that opens its facili­ty for electoral malpractice will lose its certificate of occupancy.
The Chairman, Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers and the Amayanabo of Opobo, King Dandeson Jaja, commended the governor for the commencement of the reconstruction of 175 pub­lic schools across the state.
He appealed to the governor to set up a process to check the sale of illicit drugs in the state.

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