Wike to implement report on probe of Amaechi
The Justice George Omereji seven- man commission of inquiry which concluded its proceeding over the weekend, has warned Amaechi and some members of his administration who shunned the panel to be prepared to bear the consequences of their action.
Special adviser on media and publicity to the governor, Opunabo Inko-Tariah, told The Guardian that the state government is eagerly awaiting the recommendations of the Justice Omereji Commission, and will ensure its full implementation without fear or favour.
Inko-Tariah explained that the Commission was not set up to witch-hunt Amaechi contrary to his claim. Rather, he said the Commission which was legally constituted, was set up by the governor to determine the probity of certain financial transactions like the payment of $39.2 million for the Justice Adolphus
Karibi Whyte special hospital to a contractor that never executed the project as well as the sale of the state owned four gas turbine power stations under the administration of his predecessor.
“ The commission was set up to ascertain certain financial transactions under Amaechi. Rivers State funds were involved in these transactions and we assume some of the funds might have been embezzled and that is the reason for the commission.”