Amaechi Describes Okoro’s Allegations As Childish

By Admin on 24/10/2016

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Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has accused Justice Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court of being childish.
He said the judge should not joke with the serious allegation leveled against him.
Amaechi was reacting to a statement by Justice Okoro in which he accused the minister of begging him to influence the outcome of the governorship election cases involving Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Abia states.
In a statement by the minister in Abuja on Wednesday, Amaechi says he is wondering how such a statement could come from the Judge as he has never had a discussion with any judge.
He added that those faced with serious allegations should treat the issue with the seriousness it deserves and stop trying to look for public sympathy.

Justice Okoro had alleged in a letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, that Amaechi and the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate for Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Umana Umana, visited him and pleaded with him to help them influence the outcome of the governorship election cases involving the three states that were then pending before the Supreme Court.

The judge also alleged that the former governor told him President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC were interested in the cases.

He alleged that his refusal to grant the request was responsible for his arrest by the Department of State Services a few days ago.

Justice Okoro was among the judges arrested by the DSS for alleged corruption.

 

Posted on October, 24 2016

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