Head of President Mohammadu Buhari’s Committee on Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, said yesterday that governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike deliberately set up an investigative panel to probe his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, and subsequently issued a white panel on the probe in order to hinder him from being appointed a minister.
Amaechi is now Transportation Minister and represents Rivers State in the Federal Executive Council, FEC.
Sagay further disclosed that in the next six months, all corruption cases in court will be concluded.
He was speaking on a television programme titled, “Assessing the government,” on Sunday.
When asked why current members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, formerly in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were not being persecuted, he said, “If anybody has any evidence against any APC members, suspected to have looted public fund should come forward and report such a politician, assuring that investigation would commence.”
He said Wike’s panel’s report on Amaechi was not recognized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, because according to him, “the panel lacked credibility.”