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Reactions As Rivers State Initiates Process Of Prosecuting Amaechi & Cole Over Alleged $53m Theft

The Rivers State Government has initiated the process of prosecuting the former Governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi and the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Pastor Tonye Cole, over the alleged theft of $53.1 million belonging to the state government.

(Photo Credit - The Punch Newspaper Verified Facebook Page)

Rotimi Amaechi, a former Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly served as the State Governor some years ago. He was succeeded by the incumbent Governor, Nyesom Wike.

The two political gladiators have been in a leadership battle for many years.

(Photo Credit - The Nation Newspaper Verified Facebook Page)

According to the Rivers State Government, the $53.1 million was allegedly stolen through a reported deal between the then Amaechi-led government and Sahara Energy Resources Limited, a company in which the APC governorship candidate, Tonye Cole had an interest.

(Photo Credit - Tonye Cole Verified Facebook Page)

In another charge, the defendants were said to have received $53.1 million property of the government knowing same to have been stolen or obtained by false pretence.

Meanwhile, Tonye Cole of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will slug it out with other governorship candidates in Rivers State including Nyesom Wike's preferred candidate, Siminialayi Fubara of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday for the apex political seat in the state. The two political gladiators have been campaigning vigorously since they won their party ticket last year.

(Photo Credit - The Nation Newspaper Verified Facebook Page)

The recent post shared by The Nation Newspaper on its verified Facebook page has generated a lot of reactions from many Nigerians on the social media platform.

News Source - The Nation Newspaper

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