Rivers government files fresh criminal charge against Amaechi and Tonye Cole
The Rivers government has filed a fresh criminal charge against former governor of the state and ex-minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Tonye Cole.
Zacchaeus Adangor, Rivers attorney-general who confirmed the lawsuit while speaking to ThisDay, accused the two politicians of selling off state assets.
The lawsuit comes after Governor Nyesom Wike constituted a seven-man panel to probe Amaechi over the alleged withdrawal of N96 billion from the state’s treasury during Amaechi’s tenure as governor.
The panel investigated issues surrounding the sale of Omoku Gas Turbine, Afam Gas Turbine, Trans Amadi Gas Turbine, Eleme Gas Turbine, Olympia Hotel, and the contract award for the execution of the Mono Rail Project.