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Amaechi challenged to respond to graft charges

07 August 2015, 09:47 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged former State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, to respond to some corruption charges it has laid against him.

The State chairman of the PDP, Felix Obuah, said the degree and number of fraudulent acts allegedly initiated and committed by the former governor were "shocking and can no longer be glossed over.

Obuah’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, has released a statement in that regard.

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The sentiment comes after the Ammampour Live report, run by a prominent broadcaster, said the sum of over US$757 million was stacked by Amaechi in a foreign US Bancorp/Minnesota account.

A non-governmental organization, the Integrity Group, has also petitioned President Buhari as well as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) , Ibrahim Lamorde, respectively of various cases of criminal breach of trust, unlawful self enrichment and conversion of over N70 billion belonging to Rivers State government by former Governor Amaechi among others.

This is said to be aside of over $105 million, , which the PDP said Amaechi hurriedly transferred from the sale of the Power Assets proceeds Account with the Access Bank into accounts of three private Companies namely: Advante Consulting and Management Company, Result Import Experts Co and Capital Index Ltd. 

- CAJ News


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