Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Amaechi To Face Probe Over 2015 Campaign Funds.

An Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt, has on Monday evening, dismissed the appeal filed by the Transportation Minister and former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, against the Government of Rivers State, the Chairman and members of the Panel of Inquiry, and others, to the effect that the panel did not give him fair hearing.

Recall, that Amaechi had approached the Appeal Court, to challenge the decision of the High Court in the State, that declared that the Panel of Inquiry set up by the Rivers State Government in 2015, to investigate the sale of State assets, was properly constituted, and its findings in line with the law.

Also, Amaechi was accused of stealing whopping sums of money from the Rivers State treasury, to finance the APC 2015 elections campaign.

In a unanimous judgement, the three Justices held that the former Governor denied himself fair hearing, by refusing to appear before the Panel.

The court also held that Amaechi did not show concrete evidence that the panel was bias, and set up to find him guilty.

The court ruled that Amaechi should go back to Rivers State and face his probe.


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