Supreme Court dismisses Rotimi Amaechi’s appeal, orders him to pay governor Nyesom Wike one million naira.

Written by on May 27, 2022

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, seeking to stop his probe over an alleged ninety-six-billion-naira fraud.

In a lead judgment prepared by Justice Emmanuel Augie but read by Justice Adamu Jairo, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal of Mr. Ameachi on grounds that the issue of not being given a fair hearing does not arise as no one is on trial.

The move by Rivers State is a panel of enquiry into the alleged fraud and Mr. Amaechi had prayed the court to prohibit Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers from investigating his 8-year tenure as the executive governor of the state.

Mr. Amaechi predicated his opposition to the probe on the ground that it was aimed at witch-hunting him, embarrassing him, humiliating him and to as well disgrace him in view of his political differences with Governor Wike.

Governor Wike had constituted a 7-man committee and insisted that the Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice George Omekeji was to look into how ninety-six-billion-naira was allegedly withdrawn from the Treasury of the state government and how it was spent.

Kevin Madu


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