Ex-Governor Amaechi sues PDP for N300bn

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Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has sued the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for defamation.
Amaechi also joined Rivers PDP Chairman, Chief Felix Obuah in the suit and is seeking N300 billion in damages.
The former governor filed the suit in an Abuja High Court after the party accused him of embezzling $757m (N80bn) while in office.
Amaechi disclosed this via a statement released on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.
It reads in part:

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“The PDP also alleged that Amaechi had embezzled millions of dollars of Rivers State money and stashed the money in other foreign accounts in his name, including a bank in Switzerland.”
“The PDP claimed that the various Amaechi foreign accounts were revealed and blown open by Christine Amanpour of America’s Cable News Network.”
“The PDP went further to claim that Bancorp Bank, Minnesota, had written to President Muhammadu Buhari that part of the funds was to purchase a residence for Amaechi in America and that they (Bancorp Bank) intend to return the stolen funds to Nigeria.”
“Against PDP, Felix Obuah and two others, Amaechi is seeking the sum of N300, 000, 000, 000.00 for general damages done to him and defamation of his character, reputation and person.”
Amaechi has also been severally accused of corruption by his successor, Nyesom Wike.
Wike has also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe Amaechi to prove that his corruption fight is sincere.


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