BREAKING: Alleged N96bn fraud: Supreme Court repairs May 27 for judgment in Amaechi’s suit

The Supreme Court on Monday in Abuja fixed May 27 for judgment in a fit by previous Rivers State governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, seeking to stop his probe in a supposed N96 billion scams and deceitful sales of valued possessions coming from Rivers State.

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, who led a seven-man panel of Justices of the Court, announced the judgment date after taking arguments for and against the match.

Amaechi, who is presently Minister of Transportation, is hoping the apex court to forbid Governor Nyesom Wike from examining his eight-year period as the executive guv of the state.

The previous guv, represented by Prince Lateef Fagbemi SAN, asserted his opposition to probe on the ground that it was targeted at witch-hunting him, to embarrass him, embarrass him and to as well disgrace him in view of his political differences with his follower.

Wike, who constituted a seven-man panel to penetrate his predecessor, nevertheless, is asking the Supreme Court to dismiss Amaechi’s suit.

The guv, represented by Emmanuel Ukala SAN, firmly insisted that the Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice George Omekeji was to check out how N96 billion was presumably withdrawn from the treasury of the state government and how it was expended.

Wike also said that the Commission of Inquiry was to check out the legal or otherwise, sales of valuable possessions of the state.

The listed valuable assets are Omoku Gas Turbine, Afam Gas Turbine, Trans Amadi Gas Turbine, Eleme Gas Turbine, Olympia Hotel and the award of agreement for the execution of MonoRail Project.

Amaechi’s suit at the High Court of Rivers State and Court of Appeal had earlier been dismissed triggering his transfer to the Supreme Court for solution.

Information shortly.