The Committee on Recovery of Stolen Imo government assets, set up by governor Emeka Ihedioha, has revealed that the immediate past governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha,“primitively plundered” the state, stealing even chairs, doors, roofing sheets, rugs, kitchen utensils.
This was disclosed in a statement issued in Owerri on Sunday by Iheanyi Enwerm, on behalf of the committee, asking Okorocha to humble himself and apologize to Imolites for his sins against them – allegedly aiding the stealing of movable properties belonging to the state government.
It said Okorocha should be in a sober mood due to the number of government assets recovered from his family members and political allies.
According to the committee, vehicles, soundproof power generators, chairs, doors, roofing sheets, rugs, kitchen utensils from members of Okorocha’s family and political allies.
The recovered assets were said to have been hidden in a warehouse in Owerri allegedly owned by Okorocha’s wife.
The statement partly read, “Ordinarily, we would have chosen the part of silence since an adage goes that silence can be golden and more so when Imolites have seen with their own eyes how Okorocha looted the treasury and properties of Imo State government which is being recovered by Hon. Jasper Ndubuaku led Committee on Recovery of Government Property.
“It is on record that the Jasper Ndubuaku led recovery team made a publication in various media platforms, where he called for the assistance of patriotic Imolites to help the committee locate government properties, known to have been looted by Rochas Okorocha and his family members were being kept, and this is gradually yielding positive results.
“It is instructive to note that the committee has recovered, vehicles, soundproof generating sets, chairs, doors, roofing sheets, doors, rugs, kitchen utensils, among other things. This, I believe should have sobered the ex-Governor and his family members.”
“Imolites are not surprised that looted government properties were discovered at a warehouse known to belong to Nkechi OKOROCHA, wife of the ex-governor. The biggest assistance we have received has come from the people.
“Instead, Chief Okorocha and his family members should apologize to Imolites for the primitive manner they plundered the state’s resources for 8years, not done with the looting, they, having lost their ill-conceived gubernatorial election, resorted to carting away properties belonging to government.”