Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wine, released document pointing at Rotimi Amaechi as the owner of the $50m found in Ikoyi which Wike disclosed that it was part of N500 billion embezzled by the former Rivers governor.
Governor Wike has accused the former governor, Rotimi Amaechi of embezzling up to N500 billion from the State’s fund.
He revealed that the money discovered in the Ikoyi mansion belongs to Amaechi as it was part of the N500 billion State fund embezzled.
According to Nigeria bulletin, Wike shared the documents with these heading:
“White Paper that indicted former Governor Chibuike Amaechi for embezzling over N500 billion Rivers State funds.
“These are hard copies of the White Paper that was released by the Rivers State Government after it received the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry that investigated the former governor.
“The white paper has been formally submitted to the EFCC, ICPC, Presidency and National Assembly by the Rivers State Government. Amaechi stands as Nigeria’s most corrupt former governor. This White Paper outlines how Amaechi got the money found at his Ikoyi residence.”
Governor Wike had earlier revealed that the money found in the Ikoyi building belongs to the Rivers State government with claims that the government had carried out investigations which showed that the money found was the proceed from the disposal of gas turbines by his immediate predecessor, Amaechi.
Speaking to journalists at the Government house in Port Harcourt on the night of Friday, April 14, the governor still stood on his claim that the recovered sum in Ikoyi belongs to Amaechi.
He disclosed that:
“If you recollect in 2015, we said that gas turbines built by former Governor Peter Odili were sold to Sahara Energy, business partners of Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi at $319 million.
“That money was used to sponsor the All Progressives Congress for the 2015 general elections. From the date of sale of the gas turbines to May 29, 2015, the money depleted from $319 million to $204,000 . What was stashed at the Ikoyi residence was part of that fund.”