The Rivers State government on Thursday, June 18, 2015 reportedly recovered a Lexus SUV believed to have been illegally taken by the former commissioner of information, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, during the Rotimi Amaechi tenure.
This recovery was made as part of fulfillment of the promises by Nyesom Wike’s administration to recover all government property stolen by his predecessor.
The government in a communique issued by Simeon Nwakaudu of the State House, said, “In furtherance of efforts by the Rivers State Government to recover government property from officials of the immediate past administration in the state, security agents and government house officials on Thursday, June 18, 2015 took possession of government vehicle from the home of the former spokesperson for the Amaechi administration, Mrs Ibim Semenitari.
“The security operatives carried out the operation at the home of Mrs. Semenitari located at Ernest Ikoli Street, Old GRA Port Harcourt. The operatives recovered a Lexus Armoured Vehicle from the residence. Another Range Rover vehicle is said to have been in the possession of the former Information Commissioner.
“It will be recalled that top officials of the out-gone Rotimi Amaechi administration carted away several government property and vehicles prior to May 29.
“Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has since assured the people of Rivers State that all government property illegally carted away before his inauguration will be recovered and those found to be involved in the illegal act will be brought to justice.”