Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has announced that he has authentic evidence to sentence the immediate past governor, Rotimi Amaechi, to jail for fraud.
Wike’s reaction follows Amaechi’s allegation that the governor has perfected plans to present forged documents in court to nail him for fraud.
He accused the former governor who is now the minister of transportation, of diverting money realized from selling state turbine gas, Punch reports.
He said: “All the documents that proved Amaechi’s corrupt acts are authentic. We never forged documents. The former governor himself admitted that he paid out $39m to Clinotech, without a single block laid anywhere. Is that a document he claims was forged? Where is the hospital?
“He has agreed in different interviews that he sold the state gas turbines for $309m. Convert $309m to naira and you will understand the level of fraud. Amaechi left only $204,000 in the state account.
“The bank statements of the pattern of withdrawals from that account are there for all to see. Can that be forged? The dates and amounts withdrawn are clearly written.”
Reports state that it was made known through a statement signed by Ibiamu Ikanya, the state party chairman, saying that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan who is a son did not even think about the region during his six years as the President of Nigeria.