Rochas Okorocha Stole N7.9bn Imo Money – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has alleged that former governor, Rochas Okorocha massively looted Imo State treasury, saying it recovered N7.9billion from different bank accounts linked to him.

The EFCC Port Harcourt Zonal Head, Mr Imam Usman, dropped the hint on Thursday during a mid-year briefing on the activities of the commission.

The anti-graft agency confirmed that it had returned about N2.7 bn out of the to the state for payment of workers’ salaries and pensions.

“Also, properties worth billions of naira recovered in the course of the investigation have been forfeited to the Federal Government.

“Out of the N2.7bn already returned to Imo State, the immediate past governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha, received N2.5bn, while Hope Uzodinma received N514m in May,” Usman added.

He assured that the EFCC will commence the prosecution of former Governor of Imo State, Okorocha, as soon as it concludes investigations on the money laundering allegations against the former governor.

Mr. Okorocha has always denied stealing Imo money.

He is yet to respond to this, as at the time of filing this report.

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