Rivers State Government Withdraws Corruption Charges Against Ameachi, Tonye Cole.

The Rivers State Government has withdrawn the criminal charges filed against former Minister of Transportation and Former Governor of the State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, and the 2023 Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in the State, Tonye Cole.

The State Government, through the Office of the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, had on June 10, 2022, filed criminal charges against the two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress before a Rivers State High Court, over alleged misuse of 96 billion naira proceeds, which accrued from the sale of State Assets during the former Minister of Transportation tenure as Governor of Rivers State.
Reacting to the decision by the State Government withdrawing the charges against them, the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Architect Patrick Tonye Cole applauded the judicial for being upright.

“The State Government had hoped they would be able to use their power to intimidate the judiciary to do their bidding, but we are grateful that our judiciary has shown itself to be upright and above reproach”.

“I salute the courage of our judiciary and commend its leadership for the message of incorruptibility which they have sent to everyone who thought they could pervert justice through intimidation”.

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