Former Rivers Gov. Amaechi Sues PDP Over Corruption Allegations, He Wants N300m for Damages

Rotimi Amaechi
Rotimi Amaechi

The immediate past governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has filed a suit at an Abuja High court against the PDP in Rivers state, the state party chairman, Felix Obuah and two others over allegations that he embezzled N80 billion while he served as governor of the state.

In a statement he released on Tuesday, September 22nd, Amaechi noted that the state PDP had on August 6, and August 21, 2015, alleged that he stole the sum and stashed them in an account in his name in Bancorp Bank in Minnesota, United State of America.

The PDP also alleged that Amaechi had embezzled millions of dollars of Rivers State money and stashed the money in other foreign accounts in his name, including a bank in Switzerland.

The PDP claimed that the various Amaechi foreign accounts were revealed and blown open by Christine Amanpour of America’s Cable News Network. The PDP went further to claim that Bancorp Bank, Minnesota, had written to President Muhammadu Buhari that part of the funds was to purchase a residence for Amaechi in America and that they (Bancorp Bank) intend to return the stolen funds to Nigeria.

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“Against PDP, Felix Obuah and two others, Amaechi is seeking the sum of N300, 000, 000, 000.00 ( three hundred million) for general damages done to him and defamation of his character, reputation and person.”

In the statement, Amaechi said these allegations have caused him great pain as he had been “inundated, bombarded and confronted by several persons who expressed lack of respect, loss of faith in him and who no longer regard him as trustworthy and now view him as a common criminal,” the statement read.

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