Former Chief of Staff to Rivers state Government, Tony Okocha, has cited a court order barring the Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences, ICPC, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, from probing the Rotimi Amaechi’s administration and its officials. Okocha, in a report by THE PUNCH, explained that “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”, Okocha stated.
“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.”