- Rochas Okorocha said his daughter's shop was invaded and looted by armed thugs
- Okorocha insisted that the invasion occurred after he was accused of carting away government property worth N50billion
- The former governor of Imo said other shops in the complex, apart from his daughter's, were looted also
The immediate past governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has released a statement to address the alleged invasion and looting of his daughter's shop by men of the Recovery of Moveable Assets Committee constituted by the Emeka Ihedioha administration.
The Guardian reports that Okorocha alleged that the attack was unleashed 48 hours after the chairman of the committee, Jasper Ndubuaku, had claimed in a press conference that Okorocha and his wife carted away state government property worth about N50billion.
In a statement signed by Okorocha's media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha claimed that the 'armed thugs' did not only loot his daughter's shop but other shops in the complex were looted as well.
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The statement read in part: “The armed thugs not only looted her shop, but looted other shops at the complex belonging to other people. And aside making away with cash, they looted goods worth millions of naira.
“They also attacked all the inmates in that complex and made merry with the drinks in the shops at the complex. They threatened to kill anybody who would bring out his or her phone to video the rampage.
“They left with their loots in buses and also took away a bus belonging to Reach FM Radio parked at the premises. One of the female staff at Mrs. Nwosu’s shop, who told them to allow her take inventory of all they were carrying away, was pushed down and she hit her head on the floor.
“The truth is that these elements are not recovering any property…if they were really serious with the recovery of government properties, they would not have been afraid or reluctant to publish the particulars of the 67 vehicles and details of the N50billion they claimed the former governor and his wife left with?”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that no fewer than six workers of the shopping mall were wounded in the invasion.
Property and merchandise were also carted away during the invasion that was supervised by the state committee on recovery of government property.
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