Court issues bench warrant for arrest of Amaechi, Cole others
A Rivers High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has issued a bench warrant for arrest of former governor Rotimi Amaechi; the candidate of APC in the state in the 2023 governorship election, Tonye Cole; and a former Commissioner for Energy in the state, Augustine Wokocha.
The Court issued the warrant at the commencement of hearing of the fresh criminal suit on misappropriation of public funds of about $50m files against Amaechi, Wokocha and Cole by the Governor Nyesom Wike administration.
The State Government withdrew its earlier suit on the alleged misappropriation.
The trial judge, Justice Chiwendu Nwogu, also issued a bench warrant on Chamberlain Peterside, Sahara Energy Resources Limited, NG Powers-HPS Limited, and Cenpropsaroten Management Limited.
The Judge issued the bench warrant when it was discovered that the defendants were not in court to take their plea.
Though counsels for the defendants unanimously informed the court of their motion on non-service of court processes, the judge insisted on issuing the bench warrant.
The trial judge refused to hear the motion by the defendants and thereafter, adjourned the matter to the 5th of July, 2023.
WWE Legend Billy Graham is dead
WWE superstar, Billy Graham has passed on at the age of 79.
Graham died on Wednesday, May 17, after being taken off life support. His daughter and wife were by his side.
Billy’s wife Valerie announced on Monday, May 15, that he had been in the ICU for three weeks as a result of various health issues. She said doctors wanted to take Billy off life support Monday night, but she initially refused.
Known for his prowess as a wrestler and a bodybuilder, Billy rose to fame back in the day wrestling for the American Wrestling Association and later the World Wrestling Federation.
Billy mentored big-time wrestlers like Hulk Hogan, Scott Steiner, Ric Flair and Jesse Ventura, and in 2004 the WWE inducted Billy into its Hall of Fame.
Billy’s recent health issues took a toll on his body; his family said he lost 45 pounds while suffering from congestive heart failure, diabetes, hearing loss, and a significant infection in his ears and skull. His kidney was also failing.