Fubara swears in new Rivers attorney general, vows to probe Wike’s administration

Rivers state governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has  announced plans to set up a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate his predecessor Nyesom Wike’s administration.

Governor Fubara gave the hint at the swearing in of Mr Dagogo Israel Iboroma, SAN, as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner forJustice ]at the Government House in Port Harcourt, Monday.

The governor said he was bringing the attorney-general on board at a time of lots of legal matters that needed to be tackled, with bravery and courage.


He said, “So, my brother Dagogo Iboroma, you are going to be the brand new Attorney-General of our dear state. SSG give him his letter, he is the Attorney-General. 

“Why are we bringing you at this very critical time? We have a lot of issues around us. We believe that you are not going to be the one that when they send service to you, you go and file “nolle prosequi” or you go and file one thing that would kill us here.”

Fubara added: “Let me also say this, you have a big task. We will be setting up a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate the affairs of governance. So, brace up, I am not going back on it.

“Please, defend us. We know that you are going to defend us because your record is clean. You are a gentleman and peaceful. You are not a noise maker. People like you are endowed, and they have the fear of God.

“I am happy that this is happening today to mark the beginning of a new era in our administration. 

“When I said that I had a reason for being patient, it is because I know that we are all from one family. And if we have a disagreement, no matter how bad it is, it should be resolved amicably.

“But it has become very clear that this disagreement, there is no way to resolve it amicably. And for a lot of reasons, there are visible evidences that there is sabotage, deliberate attempt to sabotage this administration. 

“For that reason, we have to move forward. And, moving forward, if it means taking decisions that are going to hurt anybody, we are not going back.”

Governor Fubara took a swipe at a former Attorney-General, Prof. Zaccheaus Adangor, who as the chief law officer of the state, allegedly indulged in sabotaging the same administration he served.