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Amaechi ‘Arrested judges lied against minister,’ APC says

The Akwa Ibom APC made its comments via a statement released by Publicity Secretary, Chief Ita Awak.

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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 Akwa Ibom has spoken out on allegations of bribery made against Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

Both Amaechi and APC governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom, Umana Okon Umana were accused of bribery by Supreme Court Justice, John Inyang Okoro.

The Akwa Ibom APC made its comments via a statement released by Publicity Secretary, Chief Ita Awak.

The statement reads

“We want to kindly advise Justice John Okoro that whilst he battles to extricate himself from the sorry situation he wilfully led himself into, he should do well not to besmirch the innocent and/or try to scapegoat any innocent person.

“The leadership of the APC in Akwa Ibom wants him assured that it is in no way involved in his current travails. While we may sympathize with him over his self-inflicted tribulations, we want to kindly bring to his knowledge that the one and only person responsible for his present ordeal is the face of the person staring at him as he looks into the mirror.

“We loudly declare that Justice John Inyang Okoro fabricated his blatant and malicious lies about Messrs. Rotimi Amaechi and Umana Okon Umana visiting his official residence and promising him future gratification as a ploy to cunningly distract public attention from the main issue of grave corruption for which he is currently being investigated.”

Amaechi was also accused of attempted bribery by Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta.

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The minister has however denied the allegations and threatened to take legal action.

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