Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The kinsman to the Minster of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi yesterday described the allegations by two embattled Supreme Court justices, Justice Inyang Okoro and Justice Ngwuta against Amaechi as an insult to their natural birthright.
They said Amaechi was properly natured and trained as a true son of Ikwerre land and cannot be painted the way he was wrongly painted by the two Supreme court justices.
The Ikwerre kinsmen, who spoke under the aegis of the Concerned Ikewerre People for Sustainable Advancement (CIPSA) said it is an insult on Ikwerre Ethic Nationality for the two justices to have dragged their son (Amaechi) into their personal matter.
Addressing the press yesterday Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, the leader of the group, Hon. Chikere Azubuke Wanjoku said Ikwerre people are mindful of the fact the attacks on Amaechi is a well-choreographed attempt by mischief makers.
Wanjoku who also the President-General of Ikwerre Youth Movement (IYM) alleged that Amaechi’s detractors are using the two judges to paint the Minister in unpalatable social colours having failed to stop his nomination, clearance and subsequent swearing in as Honourable Minister.
He said it is unfortunate that the two justices waited until they became entangled in the intricate web of corruption before making the allegation against Amaechi public, adding that Justice Ngwuta in particular waited for almost one year and six months before cooking up his own allegations.
Wajoku said: “ The attention of the Ikwerre Youth Movement and the Concerned Ikewerre People for Sustainable Advancement (CIPSA) has been drawn to some reprehensible letters made against Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and purportedly written by two Supreme Court justices, Justice Inyang Okoro and Justice Ngwuta.
“ They are shameless and It is a big shame that rather than explain how they came about their new status as Bureau de Change they have chosen to drag innocent people into their personal matter. Our consolation is that there is a court and judge higher than these judges and courts who is incorruptible
“We advise Justice Okoro Inyang and Justice Ngwuta to face the shame of the corruption scandal, prepare for their trial and leave Amaechi alone. Both judges are reminded that ‘the skilful dance of a mysterious he-goat does not stray it out of the summons of elders’.