Chibuike Amaechi, the former Governor of Rivers State has accused the state government of allegedly forging documents to link him with corruption during his tenure as governor.
Amaechi, who is now the Minister of Transportation, alleged that Governor Nyesom Wike was claiming that he had documents and that the judiciary was on his side to ensure that he (Amaechi ) was convicted on corruption charges.
In a statement, yesterday, Amaechi said: “Governor Wike has continued to twist, falsify and forge fresh documents that he intends to use against the immediate past governor of the state and now Minister of Transportation, Amaechi.
“Wike wants to use the elaborately distorted and most times, out rightly but carefully forged documents, to persecute and prosecute his erstwhile benefactor in court. In the past couple of days, Wike has been telling anyone who cared to listen, bragging that he will certainly get a conviction, a judgment against Amaechi in the law courts on spurious charges of corruption using his forged documents because he (Wike) is in control of the judiciary at the state and national levels.
“Nigerians will recall that only a few days back, Livingstone Wechie, the young man Wike used to accuse Amaechi of corruption and write false and frivolous petitions to the National Assembly, EFCC etc, confessed on a live television programme and in a statement he also circulated to the media, that all the documents he used to wrongfully portray Amaechi as corrupt when he governed Rivers State, were forged documents given to him by Wike’s Rivers State Government House.
“Wechie also admitted, like we have always said, that the forged documents were used as the template and basis for the Justice Omereji-led Judicial Commission of Inquiry, a panel Wike set up early in his administration to witch-hunt, malign, vilify and persecute Amaechi. “Since he became governor, Wike’s sole agenda has been to attack and vilify Amaechi, no matter how ridiculous or silly it sounds. Everyday in Rivers State, there is one frivolous or false story of what Amaechi did or didn’t do.”