Rivers Murder Trial: Wike, Aguma Behind Flag-Amachree’s Continued Detention – Counsel

  •  Aguma: We will not be intimidated

Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

The counsel to Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Hon. Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, Ken Atsuwete, has accused Governor Nyesom Wike and the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Emmanuel Aguma (SAN), of being responsible for the continued detention of his client.

But Aguma has stated that Flag-Amachree was only standing trial based on the findings of the Police and that his office would not be intimidated into dropping charges of murder preferred against him.

Flag-Amachree, who is also a former chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government Council of the state, is being tried on murder charges before a State High Court presided over by Justice Margaret Opara, and currently remanded in the Port Harcourt Prison.

Atsuwete, who made the accusation while briefing journalists in Port Harcourt, also raised the alarm that the state government, through the office of the attorney-general, had concluded plans to arraign his client before the Chief Judge’s Court on a second murder charge.

Atsuwete said, “There is now a second charge, which has not been served on him. My client has not received any charge; I think the world needs to hear this. My client has not been served a second charge. Yet, Rivers State government has gone on air insisting that Ojukaye Flag-Amachree has been served with a charge.

“As we speak right now, the Chief Judge’s Court is about to sit on a charge that has not been served on Ojukaye Flag-Amachree. We call on the Chief Judge of Rivers State, who is rich in law to see that justice is done because justice is a three-way traffic. We are pleading passionately that well-meaning Nigerians should intervene. Ojukaye’s life, as it is right now is threatened. The man is about to die; his bail application pending at the Court of Appeal.”