Rivers Govt Drags Amaechi, Tonye Cole To Court Over ‘N96bn Fraud’
The Rivers government has instituted fresh criminal case against a former governor of the state and ex-minister of transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
Confirming the criminal charges, the Rivers State Attorney-general, Zacchaeus Adangor, said Amaechi was sued alongside the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Tonye Cole, for allegedly selling off state assets.
Naija News recalls that Governor Nyesom Wike had in 2015 set up a seven-man panel to probe Amaechi over the alleged withdrawal of N96 billion from the state’s treasury during the latter’s tenure as governor.
The panel indicted the former minister when it submitted its report later that year but Amaechi had maintained his innocence over the fraud allegation.
Rivers boy, accomplice arrested for impregnating 10 ladies
The Rivers State Police Command on Tuesday said its operatives arrested a 17-year-old boy, Noble Uzuchi, and Chigozie Ogbonna, 29, for allegedly working for a baby factory.
Also arrested were two female suspects, Favour Bright, 30; and Peace Alikoi, 40, the alleged leader of the syndicate.
The four suspects reportedly operated in Obio/Akpor and Ikwerre local government areas of the state.
The police said Uzuchi and Ogbonna were hired by the syndicate to have marathon sex with the girls and impregnate them.
“The victims rescued in the operation are 10, most of them pregnant..”
Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, said investigations revealed that when a victim was delivered of her baby, the syndicate leader kept the child and paid her a sum of N500,000.
Source: The Punch