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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Governor, Wike sets up committee to probe Amaechi

Governor Nyesom Wike yesterday started probe of the administration of his predecessor, Chibuike Amaechi as he constituted a seven man Judicial Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice George Omereji to investigate alleged sale of some state assets as well as the projects for which funds were allegedly released but not executed.

The panel was inaugurated Friday in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Mr. Wike, a former member of the Amaechi administration who later fell out with his boss, has accused Amaechi and others of stealing properties belonging to the government.

He has vowed to recover them.

Mr. Amaechi denies the allegation, and says the governor’s mission is to tarnish his image.

On Thursday, state agents said they recovered a vehicle belonging to the government from a former Commissioner for Information, Ibim Semenitari.

Mr. Semenitari claims ownership of the vehicle. She said the car was allocated to her as part of the government’s monetization policy.

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry which has 23 terms of reference has one month to turn in its report. Wike’s action was coming against the backdrop of claims by Amaechi’s former Deputy, Tele Ikuru that the former administration under which he served was the most corrupt in the state. Wike and Amaechi Ikuru alleged that his former boss allegedly spent N812 million to furnish his private residence.

The former deputy governor spoke at Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday while handing over the final report of the transition committee he chaired adding that the former government also spent N4.96 billion on the proposed Justice Adolphus Karibi Whyte Hospital with no structures on the ground.

However Wike said:
 “In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by Section 2 (1) of the Commissions of Inquiry Law of Rivers State (Cap 30), 1999 and all other powers enabling me in that regard, I Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Governor of Rivers State, hereby constitute and appoint a Judicial Commission of Inquiry for the investigation of the administration of Governor Chibuike Amaechi”.

He asked the Commission of Inquiry to investigate the sale of Omoku 150 MW Gas Turbine , Adam 360 MW Gas Turbine, Trans-Amadi 136 MW Gas Turbine as well as the Eleme 75 MW Gas Turbine.

The Commission of Inquiry is also expected to investigate the mono rail project and the sale of the Olympia Hotel by the Amaechi administration as well as the non execution of the contract for the construction of the Justice Karibi White Hospital after the former administration had paid $250 million to the contractor.

Then he directed the Commission of Inquiry to investigate the expenditure of N96 billion from the Rivers State Reserve Fund without compliance with the extant laws as well as make appropriate recommendations that would assist the state government recover proceeds from the gas turbines sold by the former administration.

The commission also has the mandate to recover alleged funds wrongfully disbursed on the failed Justice Karibi White Hospital; the alleged funds illegally withdrawn from the state’s Reserve Fund and the alleged N2 billion illegally disbursed under the Agriculture Credit Scheme.

Responding, Chairman of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry, Justice Omereji assured the governor that the panel would carry out its assignment diligently and in line with the terms of reference, pointing out that, at the end of the day, the Rivers people would be happy with the job of the commission.

Other members of the Commission of Inquiry include Dr Edith Chukwu, Chief Monday Ekekenta, Rev. Canon Alex Usifo and Elder Ignatius Piegbara. Mrs Florence Fiberesima is to serve as secretary while Dr Zacheaus Adango would serve as the counsel to the Commission. Meanwhile, receiving the report of the transition committee he set up from the former Deputy Governor Ikuru, Wike asked President Muhamadu Buhari to support his bid to recover funds allegedly stolen by the past Amaechi’s government.

He said :
“ I am confident that President Buhari will support my administration in the quest to tackle the massive corruption that characterised the Amaechi administration. “We are aware that the immediate past administration and her officials will resort to blackmail and propaganda for the purpose of diverting attention from their corrupt practices. We shall remain focused on the task of getting back Rivers State resources and assets.”

Vanguard.

84 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought buhari said he was not going after anyone. I don't care for Ameachi but this wike dude is starting to get on my nerves. From first day of showing vandalism. U start work first na.

Anonymous said...

Man,Is this why he became governor? to hunt amaechi? yo! This is why africa is going no where...all these educated illiterates ruling us! GTFOH!!!

Anonymous said...

See pot calling kettle black...Wike in ur dumb mind all dis things you ve said now is to distract Buhari from comin for you abi?? relax everytin na turn by turn..oloshii like you,murderer..buhari will open ur anus to d public..as for Tele ikuru your own is comin Amaechi never get ur time now!!

SouthEastern said...

Hope you are not on vendetta mission sir. Pls face goverance first. There are still plenty of time to probe Amaechi

Anonymous said...

It's good. So We'll see buharis body language and know if he truly want to fight the corruption he's been ranting all this while. Good for them.

Engr Alex Nwajei said...

Ghen Ghen......Action film

Michael Vincent said...

Pot belled man, since you took over power you have not done nothing but looking for ways to tarnish his image, but the truth is give you 10 years in Government house you can't surpass what he did for the state. Your just power drunk, remember you where part of the government for the first four years.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what some people like about this agberoish tout called wike. Go to rivers state now very dirty all the roads are filled with garbage. You want to probe Amechi yet felix obua, pdp chairman rivers state is environment commissioner is that not corruption u ogboni idiot? You sacked whom Amaechi employed, you are so clueless. Probe tele Ikuru also.And you talk too much for a man.. Get to work you agbegro. Would you probe your self as a chief of staff, lg chairman, ssg, or minister of state? Hypocrite! Amechi is the best governor rivers state has had and you would be the worst. Since u became governor robbery here and there, all the boys you gave guns are now terrorizing us in the state. Rivers state is dirtier than Aba , you sacked workers and you still have the guts to talk? Thunder striker you and your God mother pej, no be rivers people? The same people that criticized amaechi would turn against you and sing his praises tomoro watch and see foolish governor wike(tout).. Linda are you aware that nyesom sacked teachers, rivers road safety (tima RIV) simply cos Amechi employed them? This man is so immature and petty. Rivers state ntoor! Biting the finger that feeds you most of the people that was employed by Amechi talk ill about him now their eye don dey clear small small., time would tell.

Anonymous said...

That's d change we are talking about and if the youths wanna condemn wike for fighting corruption in his own way, then we will keep on suffering in this country. Call it witch-hunt or what ever , its still what we ask for . It's his choice, if buhari wants to probe Jonathan's government, he should go on as well. Am happy that Peterside who was ameachis candidate did not win cos he wud hv covered that thiefs criminal activities. Wike, good one, we are behind u and support you. Infact, Nigerians should always vote for the opposition when any government tenure expires , so that the opposition will uncover what happened in the past administration

Vivie Lurv said...

Nice move @wike. Sure serves amaechi right! Looter..

Anonymous said...

Karma is definitely a bitch, I fear this life I swear. I remember when ameachi took over government and started destroying houses belonging to people that were loyal to odilis government , forgetting that odili was the one that made him speaker and gave him power when he was a nobody. It's now wike that he nominated as minister and his former campaign manager that is fucking his ass now just like he fucked odilis ass

Anonymous said...

If buhari tries to stop wike from probing ameachi , then he is not ready to fight corruption. If he doesn't wanna probe Jonathan's government, it is his own choice , those governors that wanna probe former administrations are free to abeg

Anonymous said...

I remember the stupid ameachi saying and I quote " we steal bcos the youths don't stone us" . The stone way I go use stone that ur shining gorimapa day my hand day warm up

Anonymous said...

Wike isn't ds too early....arent u jst being vindictive?...Dnt b a tool of Jonathan n wife to haunt Amaechi

tosin abisola said...

Ode talk, where did PDP get money for campaign?

Anonymous said...

This is good.. Amaechi really dealt with Rivers state.. he is d worst thing dat has happened to rivers state.. I read in d other post how some of u were saying Wike should leave Amaechi and do his work. . This is d reason why our leaders keep looting us dry and misbehaving cos Nigerians don't know what they want.. u guys want leaders dat dat will make a change but don't want them to work.. is what Wike is doing not part of his work? Do u guys know how useless Amaechi rendered Rivers state.. do u guys know how many workers and corners he is owing? That was why he fought tooth and nail with his last blood so dat Buhari will win cos he mismanaged Rivers state money.. Nigerians just don't know what they want smh

JUST ME said...

So Wike has started wht Buhari is supposed to be doing now

Adetunji Saka said...

They re all thieves...everyone of them.

"Slow and steady wins the race"

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

I apr8 d fact dat he trying to recover but sth should stand out which fulfilling his promise's to d people. He shouldn't lose focus no matter d chasing of shadow.



To all our muslim brothers, and sisters on LIB, I pray all ur heart desires come to pass during dis period of Ramadhan.

Long live Linda Ikeji, and all LIB reader's.

Nnenne George said...

I wish you luck👍

Anonymous said...

This dude did not come to work..only to carry out personal vendettas initiated by and on behalf of his boss patience jonathan. He needs to chill the fuck out and do some actual govt work. Should we start probing GEJ the armed robber as well?

Deola Naom said...

Dz man is a mad man I swear.. I wonder when he will jez sit down n start to fulfil all d promises he made to d citizens of r state while campaigning rather than all these nonense he's been doing.. Na impeachment go end ur case last last u wait n see.. nonense

Anonymous said...

I love this..let Ameachi also feel how Patience Jonathan felt when he drag her to ICC

Anonymous said...

I love this..let Ameachi also feel how Patience Jonathan felt when he drag her to ICC

Anonymous said...

Nwike, no be you and Amechi beef Rivers State go chop o.
My dad and other pensioners haven't received any salary since November. Perhaps you should think of how to pay the civil servants rather than witch hunting RCA.




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ogeee said...

Ghen ghen! Amaechi s ín trouble

Okowright Balaxy said...

Buhari will not support you because the money Amaechi stole was used for Buhari's campaign. I wonder how a man that stolen money was used to sponsor his campaign fight corruption, when the people around him are the corruption itself.

King Kunta said...

I think better things should be done instead of a witch hunt... From all I have seen, someone is trying tarish the image of a Successful Government.

Anonymous said...

If it was an APC governor doing this,they won't hear the end of it o.

Every time this wike has whined(sorry spoken),its been amechi this or that.you have justified why you took a loan at the beginning of an administration (your accountants didn't advise you) ,you have done nothing but track down perceived enemies,cancel contracts(though your godfather Dr good luck Jonathan asked the PMB government not to cancel contracts) ,you have retrenched,dismissed,demoted!!!!!

Hopefully you'll be done soon so you can get to work.jeez!And we thought fayose had mouth diarrhea.

Herroyalsweetness said...

This is just a personal vendetta. We know Amaechi stole but Wike, you stole too before y'all had the fall out, and you will steal more before your tenure runs out.

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

Dis man called wike get prob o, dis is d rubbish he wl b doing till d end of his tenure after wh he wl seek 4 d 2nd term rubbish

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

Dis man called wike get prob o, dis is d rubbish he wl b doing till d end of his tenure after wh he wl seek 4 d 2nd term rubbish

Anonymous said...

Then Wike and the remaining PDPigs should support and encourage Buhari to probe and investigate GEJ and Patience too!

Debbie Chelsea said...

Hahahahahha,dis film is Getin so interesting.....season 5 coming out soon

Anonymous said...

Abeg, this Caretaker "Agbero" that thinks he is a Governor should go and sit down. Tired of all this noise. His days are numbered. Thug in suit. Oloshi somebody.....mtschew

sweetie said...

It is obvious that Wike has nothing to offer Rivers state, he would spend all the limited time chasing shadows, like his elder brother GEJ; fighting and bikering with percieved political enemies, and subsequently end up failing. I want to know anyone that doesn't agree with this fact?

austen omokalemor said...

Lol. Nyesom wike vs ameschi... tot dis fight will end after d elections.. well too bad for Ameachi tho

Anonymous said...

This Wike of a man, can you face your work as governor already?! Kai, your whining is beginning to irritate us! Go & take care of your people pls- food, water, light, good roads, education, medical facilities etc- these are some of what they need at the moment!!! Get your ass/ face off the media and go and work!!!! Eediat. Msheww

Juliet Iwuno said...

Yeye man. I don't know why people are yet to understand that dis Wike has got nothing to offer. Linda take note!




Okiie, notice to all LIBERs. Didn't want to do dis before but I gex I just have to do it as a disclaimer. One idiot on dis blog stole my identity, my name & signage. So please any negative comments on dis blog is not coming from me but from the thief cos I would neva say anything bad about someone or wish anyone evil. So I have gone back to using my old pix & my email address is (julie3er@gmail.com). Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you, he's just barking

Anonymous said...

Who isn't corrupt in Nigeria? Wike? He's just blinding you from he's looting by giving you a decoy. Be guided

Anonymous said...

Watch your language. Kids maybe reading

snow White said...

well do to others what you'll want others to do you.. your excellency better govern well well oooo

Anonymous said...

Corrupt Politicians probing Corrupt Politicians. What result do you expect? Be guided. Money is just changing hands in all these committees

Anonymous said...

Only God can properly probe someone in Nigeria. Don't believe what you read, think deeper please

Anonymous said...

Do you ever ask yourself who does the probing and what it's about? Be guided. You're ranting and money is changing hands.

Anonymous said...

What do you people think a probe is? They're stealing your money and deceiving you.

femi idowu said...

He who lives in glass house don't throw stones. Wike will soon put GEJ and his illiterate wife into prison. No one is clean, Wike was parts of Ameachi administration. The kangaroo committee has not even sat yet they are already making conclusion

Anonymous said...

WIKE REMOVE THE EX MILITANT IN YOUR TEAM..... YOU CHOOSE THEM AS LAW MAKERS SHAME ON YOU TOUT.
YOU CAME IN AS GOVERNOR TO ONLY DO NOTHING BUT FIGHT AMEACHI.... WHAT HAPPEN TO THE EDUCATIONAL SECTOR UNDER YOU AS A STATE?

Lynn said...

You are terribly clueless and uncouth. Amaechi demolished these properties because they were doing a lot of damage but he compensated the owners financially. My father's house was affected. The money we were paid was used to build a much better duplex. This demolition you mention helped him expand very narrow roads, create new ones, bridges, unclog drainages and free so many water ways. Amaechi is still the best governor Rivers state has had though he made mistakes like any human. Wike should shut up already and get to work. Rivers state is going to blazes with dirt, lawlessness, hate induced laying off of thousands of workers and increment in crime rate. What a lousy blabber mouth

christie benjamin said...

This sh*t is getting real

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

I apr8 d fact dat he trying to recover but sth should stand out which fulfilling his promise's to d people. He shouldn't lose focus no matter d chasing of shadow.



To all our muslim brothers, and sisters on LIB, I pray all ur heart desires come to pass during dis period of Ramadhan.

Long live Linda Ikeji, and all LIB reader's.

Oluwatobi Taiwo said...

SMH

Anonymous said...

Tele Ikuru thinks he z safe wif all d mouth blabbing..Efcc should com to Nzimiro n see his private residence he has been refurbishing...All dis backbiting against amaechi z jst for favor from Wike.. Men wif no shame

Anonymous said...

This Wike is doomed to fail at governance. His countenance with that imbecilic mouth gives that first impression which is then confirmed by his mumu disposition.

Anonymous said...

People like you are the reason we never move forward, you sound like a coward that glorifies corruption, because buhari wont probe, so wike shouldn't?

Have u been to rivers state? do you know what going on there? Do you know poor civil servant's havent been paid their salaries? Isn't so obvious the organized corruption and luting of rivers state government fund and properties Amaechi and his accomplices carried out? Or you brain power is too slow to comprehend, please catch up fast if it is.

Like you said you dont care for ameachi. Your comment should have ended there. How is wike getting on you nerves? By doing what is right and just?.

What you said is subjective, garbled and mush-mouth.

You should never ever comment in discussions that are way too enormous, than your shallow thoughts can grasp

Mamapapa said...

If only the probing would yield SINCERE results and not be a source of fund leakage/wastage.

Anonymous said...

I'm completely perplexed why linda would permit this comment, is it that she didn't read it through or she saw nothing improper.?

The above comment is inappropriate, please take it down.

Anonymous said...

Wike is the biggest thief in Rivers State, what of the billions he gave Patience Jonathan monthly to win election? It was in the media therefore he will accompany Patience to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Jesus name. Amen!

As a commissioner and minister, he forgot that he stole money. Wike will finish Rivers State before heading to prison. A lawyer and law breaker cannot make a good Governor. He caused a lot of violence in Rivers State.

Anonymous said...

I wish mst youths in Nigeria fink d way u do.smh4

Anonymous said...

Wike is a big fool and trouble maker, why can't his focus on his work instead of looking for faults in past administration

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Dis guy shld concentrate more on better things jare

Anonymous said...

Who voted this retarded idiot bastard into office???? I already knew this fool had nothing to offer but hey..the fellow retarded people of rivers state voted him in. This undeserving boy needs to be removed from that office with his houseboy mentality. He. Obviously has nothing to offer..

Anonymous said...

You are daft!
Rivers State has nothing to show for Amaechis governance. Amaechi must be probed.

xtr112 said...

Mr Wike,pls better the life of your state..that will be the best answer to Amaechi.U are wasting time and money in a bid to achieve a vendatta,while ur ppl continue to langish in poverty..SMH

Anonymous said...

Wiki leave Amaechi alone. You won, move on

Kingsley chuma said...

Wike, is a man of the people.. Believe me, this step of probing amaechi is wot every average riverian wants first more than even any social amenity... That man amaechi messed up rivers State.. Am a witness

Kingsley chuma said...

U might not understand because its not you who was sworn into a vandalised governors office.. Where amaechi took away all equipments.. Seats, air conditions, vehicle etc before he left office.

chizoba Okey said...

OK now he's getting on my nerves.. fight corruption yes but don't spend 4 years of you tenure trying to be all about Amaechi this and Amaechi that.
you sound like a gaddamn broken record! Move forward.. you seem to not even have any agenda for Rivers State!
I don't like the Amaechi guy cuz I think he'should an arrogant a hole but even I AM GETTING IRRITATED BY YOUR RANTING! #CHANGE damnit..

Anonymous said...

Accurate observations. Is probing Amaechi not part of Wike's job description? Naijas truly need to get a backbone on what it is they want to see delivered to them by their elected officials.

Anonymous said...

Nothing will be achieved but more money spent to set up another useless committee. There's nothing like a probe in Nigeria. It's just politics and when they settle you won't hear about it again.

Anonymous said...

I weep for youths in Nigeria, your future is in danger, you should be happy with what Wike is doing and encourage Buhari and others to follow suite, but you're here insulting a man who is fighting to restore stolen money that will not enter your pockets, I ask which way Nigeria? If the masses are glorifying looters and discouraging probe, then you'll remain where you are with darkness no light,bad roads, bad condition of education, decayed health sector and judiciary. People die everyday i Nigeria of preventable ad misdiagnosed diseases while these looters go abroad for treatment and send their kids abroad for prestigious schools. All you and I do is to come to blog and defend Amechi who has looted money that his children will use even to his grand children, I pity the youths of Nigeria, until you stand up against these people and stop following them for the stipends they can hand out to you guys, your lives will continue to get worse in an oil rich country like Nigeria.Look at our youths resorting to yahoo,yahoo as a means of livelihood,look at slums where people live and haven't you seen the condition of public schools in Nigeria? Do you ask your ignorant selves where our money is going? all you do is sit on your computers and defend politicians that does not care about you and I. Wike, well done, even if the money Amechi looted was used to sponsor Buhari, God will finish the rest.
Linda, if you like don't post this, I know you're rich, a lot of people are suffering, we need to sensitize our people.

Anonymous said...

Keep quite, you Chizoba Okey, is this not only three weeks of his office? Some say it's too early, some say it's too late, Buhari that has not appointed anybody, uptill now, what do you have to say about that? Miss Amechi defender, how much did he give you out of his loot? I guess nothing, all you do is carry your suffer head self and defend a man who has looted to settle his unborn grand children. Local champions that refuse to get civilized.

Anonymous said...

Keep quite, if they keep leaving looters how will our country get better? Ignorants.

Anonymous said...

Keep quite, Wike does not pay attention to unprogressive people like you.

Anonymous said...

Amechi's voltrons oya rant on, it won' stop him from probing Amechi.

Anonymous said...

Amechi failed, si Wike can't fail like him, he has started on a good note. Well done Wike.

Anonymous said...

Pray for your future and stop defending corrupt politiciand.

Anonymous said...

You that knows what probe is why sre you afraid?

Anonymous said...

This is how you know people who assume political positions without any agenda for the people. Instead of focusing on how to continue the development of Rivers state, Wike is busy chasing shadows and digging the same grave that will swallow him. He is about to probe an administration that he was part and parcel of. Why did Amaechi not probe Odili? Why did Jonathan not probe Yar'Adua? Only a fool like him will resort to probing the same administration that you were part and parcel of. He believes that he has some type of evidence that Amaechi does not already have?

Richard chikwendu said...

My take is this. Please the elected. Face the work you are voted to do. Stop wasting resources in probing, investigation etch. Your good work in the next years will certainly do that for you. You were not voted in to probe the past, you are voted in for development. Believe me, the community will even do the probing for you if your work in the next years supersede their expectations. Remember, spectators play better game.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm! D first four years I agree wit u but d remaining last four years ma broda man, I no agree wit u....we in Rivers State r d ones to let u knw Wats up...at least Ameachi ll learn dat dose who live in glass house shouldn't throw stones...it only takes a thief to catch a thief....Shoki mama

Anonymous said...

Don't mind dem....let dem b ranting wat dey don't know...now it's Wike dis or Wike dat....if one wants to steal do it nd leave some kind of petty stealing like seats, vehicle,rugs, pots nd wall pictures etc even clearing rivers state acct....this is really nd act of wickedness nd all frm Ameachi...kia I never expected dis low level....frm Ameachi I swear. shoki mama

Anonymous said...

i dont know how some of you reason. when there was no handover, why wont he probe to know the resources at hand? all i see here are sentimental partisans always supporting their party whether wrong or not. and to all those dummies, the fact that he is probing doesnt mean that he is not working.

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