Okorocha’s former aides go into hiding as probe continues - EFCC

Okorocha’s former aides go into hiding as probe continues - EFCC

- EFCC said some former aides of ex-Imo governor Okorocha have gone into hiding over the corrupt allegations levelled against them

- The south-east zonal head of the commission, Usman Imam, disclosed this during a press briefing in Enugu

- Imam said the anti-graft agency is probing the eight-year tenure of Okorocha, adding that his aides, contractors and others who worked with him would also be questioned

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says former aides of the immediate past governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, have gone into hiding following allegations of corrupt practices against them.

Daily Sun reports that the south-east zonal head of the commission, Usman Imam, said this at a recent press briefing in Enugu.

Imam added that the anti-graft agency had marked more property linked to Okorocha his family members and some aides which are believed to have been acquired from stolen public wealth.

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He stated that the commission had commenced probing Okorocha's eight-year tenure. According to Imam, many officials and contractors who worked with the administration would be contacted as the investigation continues.

Okorocha and some of his family members have been under EFCC investigation since he left office as the state governor.

The commission has since secured judgements ordering interim forfeiture of some of the former governor's properties, which reportedly include schools, hospitals and estates.

The commission has also reportedly secured an interim forfeiture of a hospital belonging to Okorocha's former principal secretary and now a House of Representatives member, in Owerri

The development has reportedly fuelled fresh fear of arrest among the former aides.

The commission is also reportedly questioning some members of the last state House of Assembly who allegedly received N22million each from the former governor in return for supporting the gubernatorial ambition of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, on the platform of Action Alliance (AA).

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, vacated a forfeiture order secured by the EFCC on some properties belonging to Okorocha and some members of his family.

The EFCC had early this month obtained the court’s orders for the interim forfeiture of assets traced to the former governor, his wife, Nneoma Nkechi and their daughter.

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