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Wike accuses Amaechi, says $50m transfer to personal account is illegal

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has been accused by Governor Nyesom Wike of stealing gas turbines, Olympia hotel and transferring the sum of $50 million from Rivers state account when he was governor.
The Governor, stated this during a thanksgiving service at Saint. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
The governor also alleged that an All Progressives Congress (APC), governorship aspirant in the State, Tonye Cole is a business partner of the Minister.
He accused Amaechi of plotting to bring his business partner to become governor of the State as a means of turning Rivers into his personal property.
“You (Amaechi) think you can sell this State? The former governor thinks that he can bring his business partner, after you have sold all our gas turbines, Olympia hotel, collected our $50million cash.
“He (Cole) must account for the $50 million they took from our account. Whoever knows him should tell him. $50 million was taken from Rivers State Access Bank account and transferred to Sahara Energy account.
“And I asked them what is the job you people did for Rivers State? Can I see the contract paper, did you people loan us money?” he queried.

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