Amaechi’s $757 million Theft: Defend CNN Amanpour’s Accusation -PDP
Rather than hiding under the cover of President Muhammadu Buhari and throwing in occasional jabs, the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, wants former State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to be man enough to come out of hiding and respond to avalanche of corruption charges against him.
The State chairman of the PDP, Bro Felix Obuah in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, sent to NAIJA CENTER NEWS said the degree and number of fraudulent acts initiated and committed by the former Governor are shocking and can no longer be glossed over.
Amazed by new revelations by the Amanpour Live report on the CNN bordering on monies stacked in various foreign accounts by the Ubima born former Governor, and dictator, Chibuike Amaechi, the State PDP boss said it’ll be foolhardy for any responsible government not to take the mind-blowing fraudulent charges from both local and international scenes seriously.
The Amanpour Live report said the sum of over 757 million US Dollars was stacked by Amaechi in a foreign US Bancorp/Minnesota account.
A non-governmental organization, the Integrity Group has also petitioned to President Buhari as well as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) respectively of various cases of criminal breach of trust, unlawful self enrichment and conversion of over N70 billion belonging to Rivers State government by former Governor Chibuike Amaechi among others.
This is aside of over USD105 million, amounting to about N21 billion which the PDP said Amaechi hurriedly transferred from the sale of the Power Assets proceeds Account with the Access Bank into accounts of three private Companies namely: Advante Consulting and Management Company, Result Import Experts Co and Capital Index Ltd, all with the same business address at 25 Trans-Amadi Road, Port Harcourt.
The State PDP chair described the discoveries as curious and shocking.
According to the party, there was also another unlawful payment to and fraudulent conversion of N4,633,440,000.00 by Clinoriv Specialist Hospital and Leisure Limited and unlawful enrichment of Messrs Collect Nig Limited, used as a conduit pipe to the tune of N1,505,895,072.00, to defraud the State government under the guise of consultancy by the former governor.
The list of corrupt practices against Amaechi and functionaries of his government, according to the PDP is endless.
The party therefore wants President Buhari to stop shielding Rotimi Amaechi and rather encourage him to come out of his hiding and face all these corruption allegations against him if his anti corruption crusade is genuine, and not targeted at perceived political enemies.
The PDP also wants the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other relevant anti graft agencies to immediately swing into action and recover all monies illegally stolen by Rotimi Amaechi and return same to the Rivers State government.