Imo ex-auditor general invades office to remove sensitive files as Uzodinma is sworn in

Imo ex-auditor general invades office to remove sensitive files as Uzodinma is sworn in

- A former auditor general of Imo state, Osita Nwosu, reportedly attempted to cart away some files from his former office at the state's LGA audit headquarters

- Nwosu was, however, blocked by the workers while security agents later intervened by whisking him away for questioning

- There are speculations that the incident was connected with the Supreme Court judgement which sacked Ihedioha as Imo state governor

There was a mild drama in the headquarters of the Imo State Local Government Areas Audit (LOGAUDIT), Owerri, on Wednesday as a former auditor general of the state, Osita Nwosu, reportedly invaded the office.

The Nation reports that Nwosu invaded his former office and attempted carting away some files before he was blocked by the workers.

The incident happened when Senator Hope Uzodinma was about to be sworn in, in line with the verdict of the Supreme Court which sacked Emeka Ihedioha.

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Imo ex-auditor general invades office to remove sensitive files as Uzodinma is sworn in

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Apart from attempting to cart away some files from the office, Nwosu was also accused of refusing to hand over to the new auditor general after his retirement which reportedly became effective in December 2019.

The ex-auditor general was reportedly locked up by workers who refused to let him go with the files until security agents intervened.

The security agents retrieved the files from Nwosu and whisked him away while the new auditor general, Dom Edomobi and some of the members of staff followed them.

There are speculations that Nwosu's action was connected with the apex court verdict which declared Uzodinma as the new Imo state governor.

Sources cited by The Nation claimed that Nwosu had attempted to cart away all documents related to financial dealings with local governments under investigations before the judgment.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the newly sworn-in governor of Imo, Uzodimma, issued his first order late Wednesday, January 15, asking that the tenures of three past heads of governments in the state be probed.

Those whose tenures are affected as a result of the order include Ikedi Ohakim, his successor, Rochas Okorocha and Ihedioha.

Uzodinma issued the order when he spoke for the first time after his inauguration.

He asked the state's accountant-general to send to him the full financial standing of the state as at May 29, 2010.

Uzodinma issued a four-day order to all the permanent secretaries in the state to present the status of contracts that had been awarded within the same period and further instructed that all payments to contractors should be stopped.

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