Rivers State High Court Judge, Justice Simeon Amadi has dismissed the suit filed by the State ex-Governor, Rotimi Amaechi challenging the constitution of a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to probe his administration. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State had earlier set up the Justice Odedeji – led Judicial Commission of Inquiry to probe the sale of state assets by the immediate past administration.
Delivering judgment on Suit No PHC/187/15 yesterday filed by former Governor Amaechi, Justice Amadi declared that the Judicial Commission of Inquiry was not established to investigate the personal activities of the former governor but set up to investigate previous actions of government as they affect the people of Rivers State.
He ruled that Governor Nyesom Wike by the provisions of the law is empowered to establish the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate previous actions of government. According to him, there is no law preventing a state government from finding out how her resources were expended.
He declared that former Governor Amaechi cannot disburse and expend funds of the Rivers State Government and turn around to claim that such powers belong to the National Assembly.
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