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Supreme Court gives Wike go-ahead to probe Amaechi over alleged N96bn fraud




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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike will continue a proposed probe of Rotimi Amaechi over alleged N96 billion fraud as the court dismisses the former Transport Minister’s appeal

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The Supreme Court in Abuja on Friday dismissed an appeal filed by Amaechi seeking to stop his probe of alleged N96 billion fraud.

The apex court dismissed the appeal on the grounds that the issue of not being given a fair hearing does not arise as no one is on trial.

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In the appeal, Mr Amaechi prayed the apex court to restrain Governor Wike from probing his 8-year tenure as the governor of the state.

Governor Wike had set up a 7-man panel of enquiry to investigate how N96 billion was allegedly withdrawn from the Treasury of the state government and how it was expended.

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Amaechi alleged that the probe is targeted at humiliating and witch-hunting him due to their political differences.

 

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In a judgement prepared by Justice Emmanuel Augie, the apex court dismissed Amaechi’s appeal and ordered him to pay the sum of One million Naira to Governor Wike.

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