A daughter of former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha and workers at one of the properties owned by the immediate past first lady, Nkechi Okorocha, clashed on Friday with officials of Imo State government when they attempted to recover some assets belonging to the state which were allegedly looted by Okorocha and his family.
The chairman of the committee on the discovery of stolen state government assets, Jasper Ndubuaku, told newsmen they uncovered N2bn worth of assets belonging to the state government in containers on the premises owned by Okorocha’s wife.
Most of the items which included office equipment, furniture, school bags, seats, kitchen appliances, and big generators said to belong to the state government were found on the premises.
Ndubuaku said the Committee acted on a tip-off backed by a court order to search and recover the alleged looted government properties, saying however that on their arrival, the ex-governor’s daughter with some security personnel tried to stop them.
The timely intervention of the State Commissioner of Police and presence armed soldiers helped to forestall exchange of blows.
Later, under the supervision of the CP, warehouses and containers were opened, with both parties, security men, including the CP and journalists observing.
The CP then directed that samples of the alleged looted government properties be taken, while both parties followed him to his office for proper documentation.
He later ordered the sealing of the entire premises.