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Amaechi APC says Justice Okoro is confused for accusing minister of bribery

The party also warned Justice Okoro to withdraw the allegations within one week or face the consequences.

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Former Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi speaks during the senate screening of new ministers in Abuja play Former Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi speaks during the senate screening of new ministers in Abuja, Nigeria October 22, 2015. (REUTERS/Stringer - RTS5PXK)

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has attacked Justice Inyang Okoro for accusing Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi of bribery.

The Rivers APC also warned Justice Okoro to withdraw the allegations within one week or be prepared to face the consequences.

The part made its comments via a statement issued by State Chairman, Dr Davies Ikanya.

The statement reads in part:

“One does not need a soothsayer to see that Justice Okoro is very confused and thinks that by mentioning the name of Amaechi in his letter, he would deceive Nigerians and play down the gravity of his sins and crimes against Rivers State people and Nigeria as a whole.”

“If we may ask Justice Okoro, why should Amaechi or anybody attempt to bribe him for an election upturned by both the Tribunal and the Appeal Court? An election widely condemned by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the international community and both local and foreign observers who monitored the shambolic exercise in the course of which over 200 of our members were slaughtered like chicken just to install Chief Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in power at all cost?

“For failing to report the fictional bribery attempt by Amaechi, Justice Okoro has committed an offence that attracts up to two years imprisonment. We are hereby giving him one week to retract his worthless and satanic letter and apologize to Amaechi or we may be forced to set in motion a machinery to invoke the Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offence Act 2000.”

Justice Okoro, who was recently arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS), on charges of corruption, blamed the ordeal on his refusal to accept Amaechi’s bribe.

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Meanwhile, Amaechi has denied the allegation and is threatening to sue Okoro for making it.

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