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Chief Nyesom Wike, The Rivers State Governor, said on Monday that the evidence of corruption against the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, was overwhelming that he (Amaechi) admitted to them publicly.
Wike, said this at the 106th Quarterly Meeting of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers in Port Harcourt,also added that Amaechi admitted paying $39m for a non-existent Justice Karibi Whyte Mega Specialist Hospital.
He added that the former governor confessed publicly that he sold the state’s gas turbines, adding that the immediate past administration diverted the funds.
“All the documents that proved Amaechi’s corrupt acts are authentic. We never forged documents. The former governor himself admitted that he paid out $39m to Clinotech, without a single block laid anywhere. Is that a document he claims was forged? Where is the hospital?
“He has agreed in different interviews that he sold the state gas turbines for $309m. Convert $309m to naira and you will understand the level of fraud. Amaechi left only $204,000 in the state account.
“The bank statements of the pattern of withdrawals from that account are there for all to see. Can that be forged? The dates and amounts withdrawn are clearly written,” he said.