Okorocha accuses Imo government of looting his wife’s property
- A former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, says his wife’s shop sealed by the EFCC has been invaded by government backed looters
- The spokesperson to the former governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, accuses the PDP government in the state of being out for witch-hunting just to intimidate opponents
- Onwuemeod claims the leader and members of the government’s committee on the recovery of government property are behind the alleged looting that occurred at the shop of the former Imo First Lady
A former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has accused officials in the Imo state government of looting goods from a supermarket owned by his wife.
Okorocha in a statement issued on Friday, July 26, through his spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, alleged that officials of Governor Emeka Ihedioha’s government visited the property after it was sealed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and looted some goods at the shop, The Cable reports.
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“This is to inform all men and women of goodwill, that barely two days after the agents of the Economic & Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, had marked the ALL – IN SHOP owned by the wife of the former governor, Dr. Mrs. Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha, located at Naze near Owerri, for investigation also following Flood of Petitions written to the Commission by the PDP government in the State, the leader and members of the government’s Committee on the ‘Recovery of Government Property’ invaded the shop today being Friday, July 26, 2019, and looted the goods there, including the ones inside the containers parked inside the premises of the Shop,” the statement read.
Okorocha’s spokesperson alleged that the looting of the shop which was already marked for investigation by the EFCC confirms the earlier narrative that the PDP government in the state is out for witch-hunting just to intimidate opponents.
“And the containers they looted have been in the premises of the shop before the EFCC agents came and marked the shop for investigation last Tuesday. The question now is, what if at the end of the day, the EFCC’s investigation establishes that this shop has no relationship with the last administration," Sam Onwuemeodo said.
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Onwuemeod further claimed that the Jasper Ndubuaku-led committee set up to recover properties which were allegedly looted by the previous administration of witch-hunting opponents.
The spokesperson to the former governor also accused Jasper Ndubuka and committee members of engaging in a looting spree under the guise of recovering looted properties.
In a related report, Rochas Okorocha has denied being invited by the EFCC to respond to some petitions written against him.
Vanguard reported that in a reaction to the sealing of some of his properties in Owerri by the EFCC, Okorocha accused the PDP of instigating the raid.
The former governor insisted that some of the properties that were seized were built before he became governor.
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