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N48b NDDC LOOT : Wife Of Minister Amaechi To Face Probe


Minister Rotimi Amaechi Fights To Save Wife Judith Amaechi From Probe.

Former Governor of Rivers State and current minister for Transport Rotimi Amaechi is fighting to save his wife Mrs. Judith Amaechi from facing Probe over N48b loot years back.

The said amount is been reported to be money meant for contract gotten from the Niger Delta Development Commission during the tenure which saw Nelson Brambaifa a factotum of Rotimi Amaechi as Acting Managing Director of the commission.

Brambaifa who was appointed in January 2019 was sacked within 6 months as a result of too many allegations of corruption ongoing in the NDDC under his watch at the time.

According to sources well aware of the happening at the time, Mrs Amaechi had used he Non Profit Organization, Empowerment Support Initiatives ESI to receive t N70b contract from the agency to train Niger Deltans in Skills acquisition which includes ; Soap making, Carpentry etc.

The contract was awarded to ESI and according to sources who revealed to Point Blank News, Mrs Judith  Amaechi received the sum of N48b.

The ESI claimed that it had trained over 2000 women and youths drawn from the 23 LGAs of Rivers State and also claimed that it had trained non-indigenes in Cold Process Soap Making. It further claimed that about 100 women cutting across the 23 LGAs in Rivers state wer trained in ekeborafe fashion designing in Patterns, Cuttings, Sewing, Finishing, Fashion & Designing, Colors, Packing, and General Business Management.

Other training carried out as claimed by ESI includes; Elaborate skills Training programme in Fashion Designing Facilitated by a renowned Fashion Designer, Ade Bakare Couture for the following artisans in the fashion industry: Sewing and tailoring, Hat Making & Millinery, Bead Making, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Modelling.

Mrs Amaechi’s ESI was a major contractor with the NDDC and she used Brambaifa who was nominated for the acting MD position in NDDC by her husband to collect several contracts running into billions most of which were never done, a source at the agency told

While one source said the N48billion was paid to ESI in split payment of N4billion monthly, another source at the Finance Department of the NDDC revealed to the news agency that the N48billion was paid in installment payment of N4billion weekly.

Sources reveal that a report about a scandalous contract has now been brought  before the Attorney General (AGF) of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami, who is also reported to have allegedly used the report to issue threats to Rotimi Amaechi. 

Amaechi and Governor the Governor of Kaduna state Ahmed Nasir Elrufai are alleged to be interested in running for the office of the President and Vice President respectively in 2023. Sources reveal that they both belong to a rival group opposed to Malami group in the All Progressive Congress,( APC) hence the N48billion contract from the NDDC is now being used to silence Amaechi and out an end to his ambition.

According to point blank news, a source closely affiliated with the Minister said, 

“Amaechi now runs to Tunde, Buhari’s PA to help him lobby Malami so his wife is not prosecuted. This is why Amaechi no longer talks tough or says anything to his supporters about 2023 or his ambition. He is very worried,” and akdk went further to say, Amaechi is afraid that the Attorney General may use the documents of the looting in his custody either now or in the future to blackmail him.

The former MD of NDDC, Prof Brambaifa, his sons, David and Christopher Brambaifa, former Executive Director of Finance, Chris Amadi, his wife Anna, Preye Brambaifa, Greg David Osuma, Clara Osuma, Mike Ayapaye, Uche Aleke, Sunday Aguebor, Brigadier Charles Nengite and Tony Chukwu, most of whom are Amaechi’s lackey were all accused of looting over N100billion within three months of Brambaifa’s tenure.

While Nengite is currently facing prosecution by the Military, the rest are yet to be prosecuted.

Sources told that Brambaifa had told investigators when he was first interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that he gave N66billion to support the Buhari’s Presidential Campaign in 2019.

The N66billion according to insiders was allegedly giving to Amaechi who was a member of the APC Presidential Campaign team.

In 2017, Amaechi told a Nigerian Television Station during an interview that he is not corrupt and don’t like money.

“I have told Nigerians and I repeat today that I am not corrupt and that I don’t like money. I am not one swayed by money.

“I have lived a character that most Nigerians can tell you.

“I try as much as possible not to annoy God by saying I am honest but with all modesty, I am an honest Nigerian, and there are very few honest


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