ormer Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said today’s Supreme Court judgement vindicated him.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Amaechi made this known in a statement on Friday shortly after the apex court delivered the judgement.
The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by the former minister of transportation, seeking to stop his probe into an alleged N96 billion fraud.
In dismissing the appeal, however, the court pronounced that the function of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the Rivers State Government was only investigative, that nobody, neither Amaechi nor anyone else, was on trial before the panel.
TNG reports the apex court ruled on the Appeal filed by Amaechi against the Rivers State Government on the Justice Omereji Judicial Commission of Inquiry.
The statement reads: “The Supreme Court ruling clearly vindicates the former Governor of Rivers State. The apex court was categorical and clear that Amaechi was not on trial. The implication of this is that any indictment from the Commission is null and void and cannot stand.
‘With this judgment, Amaechi has been vindicated and cleared him of all purported or alleged indictment by the Governor Wike’s Commission.
“It has been further settled that the decisions/recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry and subsequent White Paper issued by the State Government is not a conviction or indictment and cannot stand.
‘From the onset, it was obvious to any discerning mind that the Commission was set up to embarrass, denigrate and humiliate Amaechi.
“The apex court judgment today, further buttressed this stance. A Commission purportedly set up to investigate past financial transactions was actually a Commission to personally witch-hunt Amaechi”.