Court issues bench warrant against Amaechi, others


A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has issued a bench warrant against former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi; Rivers State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress at the 2023 election, Patrick Tonye-Cole; and former Commissioner for Energy, Augustine Wokocha.

The trial judge, Justice Chiwendu Nwogu, also issued a bench warrant on Chamberlain Peterside, Sahara Energy Resources Limited, NG Powers-HPS Limited, and Cenpropsaroten Management Limited.

When the matter of the alleged sales of Rivers State assets came up for plea, counsels for the defendants unanimously informed the court of their motion on non-service of court processes, but the presiding judge insisted on issuing the bench warrant.

The trial judge refused to hear the motion by the defendants.

Saga Gist reports that the judge thereafter adjourned the matter until the 5th of July.

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