Minister of Transportation Chibuike Amaechi last night described the allegation by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta as a lie and part of a “heavily-funded plot” to bring him down.
The minister, a former Rivers State governor, in a statement by his media office, said: “Justice Ngwuta’s allegation as it concerns Amaechi is nothing but pure fiction, a dubious diversionary tale concocted to muddle the very serious issues of his arrest and investigation by the Department of State Services (DSS).
“For emphasis, we want to state categorically that Amaechi did not and has never tried to lobby, induce or make the Justice Ngwuta to influence the outcome of any matter before the Supreme Court or any other court.
“The Hon. Justice Ngwuta’s narrative as it concerns Amaechi is simply not true, an unadulterated fallacy design to deceive and distract from the real issues of DSS investigation of acts of corruption against him.
“It’s indeed very sad and most unfortunate that the Hon. Justice Ngwuta had decided to drag the name of the Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), into his fabricated allegations. Read more