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Alleged $50m Fraud: Wike Orders Rivers AG To Prosecute Amaechi, Tonye Cole, Others

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has ordered the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor to commence diligent prosecution of former governor, Rotimi Amaechi, Mr. Tonye Cole of Sahara Energy, and others over alleged fraud of $50 million Dollars, realized from the sale of Rivers assets.

Mr. Wike gave the directive on Friday at the Executive Chamber of Government House, Port Harcourt, after swearing in three new commissioners, including Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.

The two others are, Hon. Isaac Kamalu as Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning and Dr. George-Kelly, Dakorinama Alabo as Commissioner for Works and Special Projects.

This was contained in a statement issued by Kelvin Ebiri, media aide to Governor Wike in Port Harcourt on Friday.

“Attorney General, you’re at a critical period where people want to know what the State is going to do with the Judiciary Panel of Inquiry after the Supreme Court judgement on it. Luckily, you came at the right time when we have preferred criminal charges against the former governor (Amaechi), Sahara Energy, Tonye Cole and the rest of them,” the governor was quoted as saying.

He said there was a need for Rivers people and the rest of the world to know what actually happened to the $50 million that disappeared from the state’s account without proof of where it was deployed.

“So, you are coming at the right time to take over the matter and to make sure it is prosecuted diligently. I don’t want to hear excuses. Let the people see what happened to our money.

“The world will see how $50 million Dollar from our account was moved to a company without nothing to show whether there was a business.”

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