As the controversy over the ownership of $43million found in an apartment in Ikoyi rages on, spanning from the implementation of the whistle-blower policy, Governor Nyesom Wike, has urged Christians to intercede in prayers for the Federal Government to return the money to River state.
He made the entreaty during Easter Church Service at Saint Peter’s Anglican Church in Rumuepirikom, Port Harcourt metropolis on Sunday.
This comes after the assertion that the apartment where the money was found belongs to the former Governor of the state Rotimi Amaechi.
Meanwhile, the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has condemned the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the way it handled the huge cash discovery in Lagos. The group urged the commission to unveil the true owner with a view to prosecuting the individual or group.
It said “If it was found that the money and the apartment truly belonged to the former governor of Rivers State and Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, the cash should be returned to the state’s treasury.”
The Federal Government said that as soon as the necessary reconciliation process and litigation in some of the cases where the whistle-blower policy has been implemented are concluded, the full account of looted funds will be rendered.