RIVERS CRISIS: Five Anti-Amaechi Lawmakers Shun Commission on Investigation of July 9th Violence

RIVERS CRISIS: Five Anti-Amaechi Lawmakers Shun Commission on Investigation of July 9th Violence

The names of the Lawmakers are Evans Bipi, Kelechi Nwogu, Martin Amaewhule, Michael Chinda and Victor Ihunwo. These officials neither sent any representatives nor filed memorandum at the second sitting of the Panel.

It would be recalled that the five Lawmakers are already in Court challenging the credibility of the Panel to handle the issue.

At the same time, the Commission received a memorandum from the speaker of the State House of Assembly Otelemaba Amachree on August 12, 2013, Monday.

Legal representative to the Speaker Ken Asuete who requested for an extra time to enable him present necessary evidence required by the Commission spoke to the reporters

”The Commission in its wisdom granted an extension of time far beyond the 24 hours we asked which is quite adequate, if you ask me, the Commission in its magnanimity gave 48 hours while we had asked for 24 hours which means that the Commission is a fair Commission, it has given ample time and ample opportunity to ensure that all parties that wants to heard have time to do so” he said.

The Commission has adjourned to the 15th of August to enable those who are yet to submit their memorandum and proof of evidence to do so.

It would be recalled that Governor Chibuike Amaechi had set up a Commission of Enquiry to investigate the crisis that rocked the Rivers State House of Assembly on the 9th of July. 

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