Battle Line Drawn: Buhari Finally Dares Amaechi, Orders His Probe Over Judicial Bribe
President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly ordered a comprehensive investigation of the transport minister and former Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi over judiciary bribe saga ravaging the ruling All Progressives Congress, an unconfirmed report according to 247Ureport suggests.
According to 247Ureport, the house of the presidency appears struck on a path to self-implosion and as a result, the President had ordered for a comprehensive investigation into the allegations leveled on the Transport Minister by two Justices of the Federation.
Following what appeared as serialized exposure by the Justices of the federation of the involvement of Rotimi Amaechi in the attempt to subvert the judicial process, the President of the federation, General Mohammadu Buhari fell under the immense pressure from the international community to investigate the validity in the claims leveled by the Justices.
To this end, the President instructed for a probe be launched into the activities as alleged by the Judges. The Judges had alleged that Amaechi attempted to bribe them in more than one occasion.
Our source reliably confirmed a probe into the claims of the Judges were launched based on the instructions of Mr. President.
All of the bank accounts known to belong to Amaechi, according to our source, have been placed under watch – and the historical activity on the account sequestered, 247Ureport says.
Justice John Inyang Okoro, of the supreme court, alleged that the Department of State Services (DSS) is after him because he refused a bribe from Chibuike Amaechi, minister of transportation.
Amaechi has denied the allegation and threatened to sue the judge.
Okoro, whose house was raided by the DSS on October 8, alleged that Amaechi had approached him to compromise the governorship election appeals from Akwa Ibom, Abia and River states, but that he declined to fall in line.
Also, Justice Ngwuta in a letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, specifically mentioned Amaechi and Minister of Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, as two top APC leaders who approached him approached him to compromise the ruling of Ekiti and Ebonyi State Governorship elections
The Oriental Times
27th October 2016