There is strong indication that the Economic and financial crimes commission, EFCC, may soon launch investigation over allegations of fraud against the secretary to the government of Rivers state, the chief of staff to the governor and five serving commissioners in the cabinet amounting to N56 billion.
It was gathered that the operatives will soon commenced investigation into the matter.
According to the source, the EFCC are doing a thorough investigation into the matter in other to discourage the opposition party and generality of Nigerians that the commission is going after the opposition parties.
He further added that after from the current allegation the EFCC will also review Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s N20billion Fraud that was under investigation while he was serving as the speaker of Rivers state House of Assembly.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had investigated N20billion case against the Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, which he allegedly embezzled in 2006 while serving as
the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly.
It was learnt that part of the charges levelled against Amaechi by the commission are the illegal acquisition of Reliance Bank Building (N400 million), Fleet House (N650 million) all on Olusegun Obasanjo Road, Port Harcourt and other choice buildings in the highbrow Old GRA of Port Harcourt. Also inclusive is his official Guest House while serving as speaker.
A petition was sent by professionals in the state calling on the EFCC to initiate an immediate probe on governor Rotimi Amaechi over his questionable weekly trips to the United Kingdom between 1999 to 2006, the palatial mansion he acquired for himself, and other houses purchased for Chief G. U. Ake.
They also accused the Governor of plundering tax payers’ money between 1999 to 2006 through Local Government Chairmen who used developmental funds to pay tribute to him to the tune of N20 million.
These are funds that would have been used to develop the various local government areas in rivers state.