The immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi in a statement has said he does not own a bank account in Minnesota, USA and neither does he have one in Switzerland like reports have said.
The former Governor said he had ignored the rumour before but he felt it was time for him to address it, as the report was nothing but only to smear his personality and his achievements.
“There is absolutely no truth in the fabricated story saying Amaechi has an account with a Bank in Minnesota, USA,” the statement said.
He also said reports that he lodged stolen funds in error at the Bancorp of Switzerland were “absolutely false.”
“It is important for the public to note that no such account or accounts exists,” the statement read.
The statement also debunked speculations that popular CNN talk show host, Christiane Amanpour, accused him of corruption.
“There is also no story of Amanpour linking the former governor with any corruption issue or case whatsoever, not on CNN or any verified news source or website associated with Amanpour.
“These are all lies, concocted in an attempt to put the public against the acclaimed people’s governor whose achievements as governor of Rivers State speaks volumes and drew admiration and accolades from within and outside Nigeria.
“All these fictitious stories are the product of the ill imaginations of wicked and unscrupulous people opposed to Amaechi; those jealous and at unease with his continued rise in the country and beyond; those whose life ambition is to pull Amaechi down.
“We therefore urge the people to discard and disregard the unfounded rumours. They are all fake,” the statement concluded.