- Imo PDP has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of withdrawing over N17billion from government's account in 2 days
- The party's chairman in the state, Charles Ezekwem, in a statement, also alleged that the governor transferred and re-registered over 150 government vehicles to some individuals
- Ezekwem, however, warned all financial institutions in the state to be wary of entering into new transaction with Okorocha's government
The Imo state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the outgoing governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, withdrew over 17 billion naira from different bank accounts of the state within two days.
The Independent reports that the chairman of PDP in Imo state, Chief Charles Ezekwem, in a release, alleged that the governor made major withdrawals from financial institutions in the state which he said amounted to over 17 billion naira
He said: “Between Tuesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 14, 2019, Governor Rochas Okorocha has made major withdrawals from Access Bank, Zenith Bank, Unity Bank and Skye Bank amounting to over 17 billion naira.”
Legit.ng gathered that the release further alleged that within the said two days alone, the governor and his “cronnies” had also transferred and re-registered over 150 government vehicles to some individuals.
It added that government properties, including furniture and electronics in the government House, Owerri were being moved to Ogboko, Ideato south, his home town.
Ezekwem also accused Okorocha of moving all uninstalled transformers numbering at least 300 in the Government House to his personal home in Ideato south.
According to the statement, ''The incumbent governor has also embarked on mass recruitment of workers with their letters of employment being backdated allegedly to cause problem for the incoming government.
“We are aware of the rampant issuance of Certificates Of Occupancy (C of O) to family members and friends of the Okorocha family. The party warns those involved that they do so at their own peril.
“These massive and fraudulent looting of Imo treasury is in addition to the previous looting of Paris Club and the bailout funds and plunging the state into huge indebtedness.''
It therefore, warned financial institutions against collaborating with the governor in the alleged continued looting of the state treasury; adding that all such institutions would be held accountable.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Emeka Ihedioha, the Imo state governor-elect, sent a warning signal to all financial institutions in the state to stop new transactions with the state government or do so at their own risk.
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