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Allegation of fraud recur in Rivers

22 February 2016, 21:31

Abuja - The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a probe on some officials of the immediate past administration, including losing governorship candidate, Dakuku Peterside, for alleged fraud.

Other officials the party want investigated include former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) under then-governor, Rotimi Amaechi, and Magnus Abe, former Managing Director of Risonpalm, Andrew Uchendu.

Peterside is former Works Commissioner.

Rivers PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah, appealed to Governor Nyesom Wike to also implement the Rivers State Government White Paper, which is said to have exposed massive looting and stealing of tax payers’ money under the administration of Amaechi.

Also read: Massive fraud exposed at Adamawa State University 

Such measures, Obuah said, should be done with a view to recovering money allegedly stolen by the past administration.

“Under former Governor Rotimi Amaechi, officials of the government and Caretaker Committee Chairmen shamelessly and criminally shared amongst themselves loans meant for peasant farmers in the State,” alleged Obuah.

Amaechi and his party have denied such accusations.

However, Obuah urged the officials PDP implicated to submit to investigations to prove their innocence.

“The State will hardly recover and the people unhappy until those fingered in the mindless looting of the State resources go through the necessary investigation and prosecution, over the massive looting that characterized the administration of Amaechi and such loot recovered for the development of the State.” 




- CAJ News

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