Justice Ngwuta Implicates Amaechi In Another Corrupt Move To Sack Fayose

By Ikenga Chronicles October 20, 2016

This is perhaps a season of confessions as another judge, Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta has again named the Transportation Minister and Former Governor of River State, Rotimi Amaechi in another alleged bribe to pervert justice.

According to Lere Olayinka, the media aide to Governor Ayodele Fayose, who published the report on his facebook page on Thursday night, Justice Ngwuta has in a petition to the National Judicial Council, NJC, over his arrest by the Department of State Service(DSS) claimed that Amaechi lobbied him to void the election of Fayose and order a re-run to enable his friend,Fayemi,the former governor and Minister of Solid Minerals Kayode Fayemi participate.

Before now Justice Okoro, had also in a letter addressed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, alleged that Amaechi and the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate for Akwa Ibom State, Umana Umana, promised to pay him millions of Naira as monthly allowance if he could twist the cause of justice in favour of the APC candidate.

According to the alleged report, the petition by the second justice was accompanied by a four-paragraph affidavit deposed to by the petitioner.

He also claimed that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Mahmud Mohammed confirmed to him that Amaechi contacted the apex court boss to help influence other justices on the Rivers governorship election.

According to him “My present plight started sometime between 2013 and 2014. I represented the then Chief Justice of Nigeria in an event organised in the International Conference Centre. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi came in late and
sat next to me at the high table. He introduced himself to me and we exchanged contacts.”

”A few weeks after, Fayose’s case was to be determined in the Court of Appeal. Amaechi called me by 6.45 am. He said he had come to see me but was told I had left for my office.”

‘’When he said he would return in the evening, I demanded to know what he wanted but he would not tell me.”

‘’He did not come that evening but came the following morning when I was already prepared to go to work.”

‘’He begged me to ensure that Fayose’s election was set aside and another election ordered for his friend Fayemi to contest. I told him I would not help him and that even if I am on the panel I have only my one vote”.

He also relayed his telephone conversation with Amaechi and an unnamed official of the DSS, concerning President Muhammadu Buhari, claiming that his angry response when Amaechi told him “Oga is not happy” was partly
responsible for his ordeal.

He also detailed his ordeal in the hands of the DSS officers that invaded
his residence.

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