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APC threatens to jail Justice Okoro over bribery allegations against Amaechi

21 October 2016, 16:01

Abuja - All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has given Justice Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court one week to withdraw the bribery allegation against Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, or face jail.

The party denounced the accusations as “wild” and “baseless.”

“One does not need a soothsayer to see that Justice Okoro is very confused and thinks that by mentioning the name of Amaechi in his letter, he would deceive Nigerians and play down the gravity of his sins and crimes against Rivers State people and Nigeria as a whole,” Rivers APC chairman, Davies Ikanya said.

Also read: Another judge accuses Amaechi of seeking to manipulate court judgements

The judge’s allegations are contained in his letter to the National Judicial Council (NJC) following his recent arrest by the Department of State Service (DSS) for alleged corruption.

Amaechi tried to bribe him in February 2015 to influence a ruling.

Ikanya said by failing to report the alleged bribery attempt by Amaechi, Okoro had committed an offence that attracts up to two years imprisonment.

“We are hereby giving him one week to retract his worthless and satanic letter and apologise to Amaechi or we may be forced to set in motion a machinery to invoke the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Act 2000,” Rivers APC said.

- CAJ News

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