The immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that no anti-corruption agency in the country can probe him.
Reports had it on Wednesday that he and otehr former governors – Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano); Sullivan Chime (Enugu); Babatunde Fashola (Lagos); Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom); Sule Lamido (Jigawa); Shehu Shema (Katsina) and Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State – were being probed by the Independent Corrupt Practices and related offences Commission (ICPC).
Amaechi’s former aide, Chief Tony Okocha, told Punch that neither the ICPC or EFCC can probe him because there was a court order restraining 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.”