2023 Presidency: Big Trouble for Rotimi Amaechi as Supreme Court Delivers Ruling on Corrupt Allegations

2023 Presidency: Big Trouble for Rotimi Amaechi as Supreme Court Delivers Ruling on Corrupt Allegations

  • An appeal by the former minister of transportation Rotimi Amaechi has been dismissed by the Supreme Court of Nigeria
  • The court said that the appeal by the governor challenging a probe on his financial activities in Rivers state
  • According to the court, Amaechi's appeal against Governor Nyesom Wike's move to probe him lacks merit

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the former minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi against the move by the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike to probe his tenure as governor in the state.

In its ruling, the Supreme Court held that Amaechi's appeal questioning the seven-man panel set up by Wike to investigate his financial dealings as Rivers state governor lacks merit.

Supreme Court, Rotimi Amaechi, Nyesom Wike, Rivers state government
The court has struck out Ameachi's appeal against the constitution of a Rivers probe panel for lack of merit. Photo Chibuike Amaechi
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The court, in addition to the ruling, slammed N1 million cost against Amaechi in favour of the Rivers state government.

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The Nation reports that the panel was expected to probe some transactions estimated at about N96 billion carried out by the Rivers state government under Amaechi.

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Allegations against Amaechi by Wike

The state had claimed that the former governor illegally sold off some of its assets during his eight-year tenure.

However, challenging the allegation, Amaechi claimed that the planned probe was aimed at witch-hunting, embarrassing and humiliating him.

Former COAS Buratai storms Borno, begins to move to 'clear road' for Rotimi Amaechi's presidential career

Rotimi Amaechi, a former minister of transportation had visited Borno state to solicit votes from delegates of the All Progressives Congress ahead of the party's primaries.

The ex-minister was in the northeast state with the Ambassador for the Republic of Benin Tukur Buratai.

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The ambassador while speaking to the delegates in the presence of the Borno state governor Babagana Zulum said Amaechi has all the qualities needed to become a Nigerian president.

Top APC presidential aspirant narrates how he and former COAS Buratai chased criminals into Rivers bush

An All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant had said that he has all the experience needed to end the insecurity in Nigeria.

Rotimi Amaechi revealed that as a governor of Rivers state, he successfully chased criminals into the bush alongside a former chief of army staff Tukur Buratai.

According to Amaechi, they chased the criminals away into the bush without wearing a bulletproof vest.

Source: Legit.ng

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