Friday, 21 August 2015

Amaechi Can Be Probed, Court Gives Wike's Govt Clearance

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Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has dismissed the suit filed by former governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi, challenging the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to probe his administration.

The current governor, Nyesom Wike, had constituted the Justice George Omereji-led judicial commission of inquiry to probe the sale of assets belonging to the state by the Amaechi administration.

But Amaechi had gone to court to challenge the setting up of the commission of inquiry.

But Justice Simeon Amadi, who delivered judgment in the suit, affirmed that the judicial commission of inquiry was not established to investigate the personal activities of the former governor.

Justice Amadi added that the commission was established to investigate the previous actions of government as they affected the people of the state.

According to him, Wike, by the provisions of the law, is empowered to establish the judicial commission of inquiry to investigate previous actions of government.

Justice Amadi specifically said that there was no law preventing a state government from finding out how the state’s resources were spent.

On his part, former governor Amaechi has, however, revealed that he left N10billion for Wike.

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