We Will Take Legal Action Against FG Over Recovered N15bn – Wike


Rivers State governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, has said the state government is prepared to take legal action against the federal government if it fails to return the N17 billion recovered in Ikoyi, to the state government by next Friday.
Recall that Wike had last Friday night issued a seven-day ultimatum to the federal government to hand over the recovered money to the Rivers State government, claiming that the money belongs to the state.
Addressing Christian leaders at Government House, Port Harcourt at the  weekend, the governor informed that the legal team of the state has been briefed and they are ready to commence action.
He had, while briefing journalists said the state government will take legal measures to ensure that it gets back her stolen resources, should the federal government fail to return the money.
Wike stated that investigations by the Rivers State government revealed  that the money  was proceed from the sale of gas turbines by the immediate past Rivers State governor, Mr.  Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
He said, “The money in question belongs to the former Rivers State governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. We want to confirm that the houses in Ikoyi also belong to Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
“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 $319million.
“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 $319million to $204,000. What  was stashed at the Ikoyi residence  was part of that fund.
“We have  facts to prove that the said money belongs to the Rivers  State Government.  The federal government must return our money.”
Source: News


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