Wike To Omehia: You Must Refund N695m To Rivers Coffers

Sir Celestine Omehia

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said Sir Celestine Omehia must refund the entitlements running into over N695m he wrongfully received as ex-governor for six months.

Speaking during a live media chat in Port Harcourt, Rivets State capital on Friday, Wike said: “If the Assembly made a mistake, and they have now realised their mistake, what is wrong with that?

“I have signed the instrument of derecognition and he seizes to exist a former governor.”

Asked what will happen if Omehia doesn’t pay after seven days as directed, Wike said government had a number of options.

“But he (Omehia) has to pay or he challenge us in court. The Attorney General will advise us om what to do because the state government has a number of options to take.”

Recall that Wike on Friday, October 9 removed the official picture of Celestine Omehia as one of ex governors from the Government House.

The removal followed his signing of the legal instrument derecognising Omehia as a former governor of the state.

Rivers State House of Assembly had e passed a motion to derecognise Omehia on Thursday and Wike signed the legislative instrument the following day.

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