Appeal Court Sitting In Port Harcourt Grants Rivers State A Go Ahead To Formally Probe Former Governor Rotimi Amaechi
A Port Harcourt based Court of Appeal has granted the Rivers State Government a go-ahead to probe the financial activities of the immediate past administration led by dismissed the appeal filed by Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, Channels TV reports.
The Court on Monday dismissed the suit filed by the former governor against the Government of Rivers State, the chairman and members of the Panel of inquiry, and others to the effect that the panel did not give him a fair hearing. In a unanimous judgment, the three justices held that Amaechi denied himself fair hearing by refusing to appear before the panel.
The court also held that the former Governor did not show concrete evidence that the panel was biased and set up to find him guilty. It will be recalled that Amaechi had approached the Appeal court to challenge the decision of the high court in the State that declared that the Panel of Inquiry set up by the Rivers State Government in 2015 to investigate the sale of state assets was properly constituted and its findings in line with the law. WithS: Channels TV