Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has denied allegation leveled against him by Justice John Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court, who was earlier arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS.
The Judge is insisting that he was being victimized over his refusal to do the bidding of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the election appeal cases as it concerned Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Abia States.
In a letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Okoro alleged that former Rivers Governor visited him and asked that states whose governorship elections are being disputed be ruled in favour of APC.
However, Amaechi, through his media office Tuesday night, said such visit never happened.
“This accusation from Justice Okoro against Amaechi is a figment of his imagination, concocted to obfuscate and politicize the real issues for his arrest and DSS investigation of allegations of corruption against him.
“The claims by Justice Okoro against Amaechi are blatant lies, bereft of any iota of truth or even logic. Amaechi did not, and has never approached Justice Okoro in respect of the cases Okoro mentioned or any other case.
“This is a cheap attempt, albeit, political move to drag the name of Amaechi into something he knows nothing about. Justice Okoro should face his issues and leave Amaechi out of it. He will be hearing from our lawyers.”
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