The former governor of Rivers State Rotimi Amaechi is expected to be charged with looting the resources of his state by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the next few weeks.
Amaechi is currently in New York with President Muhammadu Buhari and was expecting to be handed a ministerial position as a reward for providing most of the funds for Buhari’s presidential campaign.
But a source has said that the evidence in the EFCC files against Amaechi is overwhelming and Buhari would not risk damaging his anti-corruption credibility by giving a job to Amaechi. The source said Buhari is planning to say to Amaechi that he shouldn’t intervene in the legal process and then give the EFCC a free hand to prosecute the former governor.
Amaechi’s corruption has been highlighted by his successor as governor Eze Wike and a series of petitions. But the source claims that the EFCC already had all the stuff in the petitions in their files. The files were said to have been prepared by the EFCC under the Goodluck Jonathan administration in preparation for prosecuting Amaechi.