Abuja - An anti-corruption group has urged
government to probe Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, for alleged graft.
The People's Coalition against Corruption said such
alleged misconduct had been carried out over the past five years.
Peter Iloagbeze, writing on behalf of the organisation
alleged theft and diversion of resources from the Tetefund, the alleged
swindling of over N100 billion Universal Basic Education Fund and alleged
conversion and diversion over N20 billion of the Ministry of Education budgets
as acts of corruption.
"As the Governor of Rivers State, which he also
acquired by corrupt means anyways, he enjoys some form of momentary reprieve
against prosecution," said the official.
"In due course, he will be made to answer, but right
now the investigations must continue,” stated Iloagbeze.
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The group alleged between 2012 and 2015, Wike used his
position as Minister of State for Education to award to himself through his
companies and cronies several contracts which he did not execute but received
“We therefore use this medium to invite the Presidency,
economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Independent Corrupt Practices
Commission, Nigeria Police and Department of State Services to investigate
these acts of stealing; diversion of public funds (and) corrupt practices.”
While he had not commented on these allegations by time
of going to press, Wike has rejected any involvement in corruption.
Recently, the Supreme Court endorsed his
election after controversial polls held last year.
- CAJ News