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Commission of Inquiry Set Up to Probe Rotimi Amaechi Begins Sitting



The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Nyesom Wike led administration to probe the administration of immediate past Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, began its sitting on Monday at the Chief Judge’s court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.

The Justice George Omeregi-led commission of inquiry is expected to probe the alleged sale of state assets by the past administration, as well as invite former Commissioners and officials of former Governor Amaechi to explain their role in the financial administration of the state.

Meanwhile, the former governor had explained his reservations over the on going probe.

In a statement issued by the media office of the former governor and signed by his former Chief Press Secretary, David Iyofor, Amaechi reiterated that he is not afraid of a fair and decent probe or investigation of his administration and would cooperate and support such inquiry as much as it is done within the armbit of the law.

“However, what Wike has set out to do is anything but fair. Governor Wike had repeatedly held at various fora that former governor Amaechi acted illegally in the disbursement of funds and ran a corrupt government, and as such prejudging the outcome of the inquiry. And the probe is dead on arrival”, the statement reads.

The statement went on to dismiss reports trending on the internet that the former governor had been involved in fraud to the tune of 757 million Dollars in a US bank, describing such claims as imaginary.

The Chairman of the panel, Justice Omeregi, however, promised that the panel will be fair to all and will not witch-hunt anyone.

Culled from Channels News