Rivers Govt Withdraws Criminal Charges Against Amaechi, Cole

Rivers Govt Withdraws Criminal Charges Against Amaechi, Cole
Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi
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As part of their efforts in burying the hatchet with the past administration, the Rivers State Government has declared that they are going to be withdrawing most of the criminal charges which had been levelled against the former governor of the State, Rotimi Amaechi and the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Tonye Cole and some five others.

It had been reported that when the matter had resumed for its ruling on the legality of the use of a private lawyer to prosecute the matter rather than the attorney general of Rivers state, the counsel to Rivers State government had thereby informed the court of their decision to withdraw the suit.

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However, the defense counsel had argued that withdrawing the suit at this point was a complete abuse of court process and asked the court to dismiss the criminal charges.

But the trial Judge, Justice Okogbule Gbasam, in his ruling instead had struck out the charges while ruling that the plaintiff has the right to discontinue with the matter.

In another report, the Legacy 600, which is a Rivers-state owned aircraft which had been allegedly abandoned in Germany under some unclear circumstance by the preceding administration has finally been recovered and flown back to Rivers State.

Governor Nyesom Wike who had made the receipt of the aircraft which had flown into the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Ikwerre Local Government Area, Tuesday had revealed that his administration had not been playing petty politics in the recovery of the aircraft.

Wike had also reiterated that it took diligent intelligence gathering which had been made by his administration to discover the asset, alleging how the administration of his predecessor and former Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, flew the aircraft to Germany with no record of the development made available to his administration.

 

Africa Daily News, New York

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