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Court Sets Aside Warrant of Arrest Against Amaechi and Others

Written by on June 21, 2023

An Appeal Court in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, has set aside a bench warrant of arrest issued against the former Governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 elections, Tonye Cole and former Commissioner for Power Austine Wokocha.

The ruling followed an appeal filed by Amaechi and the others seeking the setting side of the order by a lower court.

Justice Abdul-azeez Waziri, who read the ruling that was prepared by the presiding Judge of the Court, Joseph Ikyegh, said the order by the lower court was made in defiance of the Court of Appeal.

The case involved the sell of public assets including the state’s gas turbines by the Amaechi administration to Sahara Energy, a company that owned by Cole.

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