Gives FG seven days ultimatum to return the
funds diverted by the immediate past Governor
Rivers State Governor has given the Federal
Government an ultimatum of 7 days to return the
$43million dollars found in a luxury apartment in
Ikoyi to the Rivers State Government , failure which
the State Government will take legal measures to
ensure that it gets back her stolen resources
Governor Wike also declared that the $43million
dollars found in the luxury apartment in Ikoyi
belongs to the Rivers State Government.
Governor Wike said that investigations by the Rivers
State Government revealed that the money was
proceed from the sale of gas turbines by the
immediate past Rivers State Governor, Rotimi
Addressing journalists at the Government House,
Port Harcourt on Friday night, Governor Wike said:
“The money in question belongs to the former
Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. We
want to confirm that the houses in Ikoyi also belong
to Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
“If you recollect in 2015, we said that gas turbines
built by Former Governor Peter Odili were sold to
Sahara Energy, business partners of Chibuike Rotimi
Amaechi at $319million.
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“That money was used to sponsor the All
Progressives Congress for the 2015 general
elections. From the date of sale of the gas turbines
to May 29, 2015, the money depleted from
$319million to $204,000 . What was stashed at the
Ikoyi residence was part of that fund”.
He said : “We have facts to prove that the said
money belongs to the Rivers State Government. The
Federal Government must return our money”.
Governor Wike said all the stories being peddled
about the money belonging to the National
Intelligence Agency are false and mere face saving
measures by the embattled APC Federal
He said: “As I speak to you, the Federal
Government is so embarrassed that this has
happened. All the stories that the money belongs to
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Governor Wike challenged the Federal Government
to set up a panel of Inquiry , which will sit publicly
to investigate the money, if it doubted the claim of
the Rivers State Government.
He stated that the Rivers State Government needs
the money to complete an array of projects,
insisting that on no account would this criminal
activity be swept under the carpet.
The governor said as long as the Federal
Government continues to disturb the progress of
Rivers State, so long will God throw the Federal
Government into confusion.
“We are giving them seven days to return our
money. Otherwise, we would take legal action to
recover our money. $43million will help us
complete several projects. We need that money for
projects”, he said.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor,