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Amaechi Why EFCC, ICPC can’t probe ex-governor

The disclosure comes after it emerged that Amaechi's administration was being investigated by the Independent Corrupt Practices and related offences Commission (ICPC).

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Tony Okocha, an aide of former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has revealed why no anti-corruption agency in the country can probe him.

The disclosure comes after it emerged that Amaechi's administration was being investigated by the Independent Corrupt Practices and related offences Commission (ICPC).

Okocha told Punch that the agencies can't probe the former governor because there's a pending court order preventing them from doing so.

He said:

“I have always said that Amaechi is not afraid of the EFCC or the ICPC as long as such probe is not a witch-hunt.”

“Again, there is a court order that the EFCC or other agency like it cannot probe any government official in the state. Wike is a beneficiary of that court order.”

“Until that court order is vacated, the ICPC or the EFCC have no right to investigate Amaechi. Since what they are going to investigate is his (Amaechi’s) activities while in government, the EFCC and the ICPC do not have such right to do so based on the standing court order.”

Amaechi is also being probed by a judicial commission set up by his successor, Nyesom Wike.

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