Missing N19.63bn: Ihedioha tells court to stop probe by Imo assembly

Missing N19.63bn: Ihedioha tells court to stop probe by Imo assembly

- The immediate past governor of Imo, Emeka Ihedioha, has asked the Imo state high court to stop the state House of Assembly from investigating him

- Ihedioha has asked the court to restrain the lawmakers from probing him over alleged missing N19.63 billion

- The Imo state government alleged that the funds got missing during Ihedioha’s administration

The immediate past governor of Imo, Emeka Ihedioha, has asked the Imo state high court to stop the state House of Assembly from investigating him.

Ihedioha has asked the court to restrain the lawmakers from probing him over alleged missing N19.63 billion.

The Imo state government alleged that the funds got missing during Ihedioha’s administration.

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The immediate past governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has asked the Imo state high court to stop the state House of Assembly from investigating him over allegations of missing local government funds.

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The former governor through his counsel asked the court for a perpetual injunction restraining the lawmakers from probing him over the sum of N19.63 billion which was alleged to have gotten lost from the local government account during his seven-month tenure.

Missing N19.63bn: Ihedioha tells court to stop probe by Imo assembly

The PDP has described the allegation against Ihedioha as mischievous. Photo credits: Vanguard
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The current Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, recently alleged that the sum of N19.63 billion from the Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) of the 27 local governments areas of the state went missing during the immediate past administration led by Ihedioha.

However, Imo state chapter of the described the allegation by the governor as mischievous.

Meanwhile, the Imo state government said the Interim Management Committee (IMC), the chairmen under the former administration of Emeka Ihedioha, have expressed their readiness to explain their level of involvement in the alleged misappropriation of the N19.63 billion local government funds in the state.

Vanguard reports that the state commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba, on Thursday, April 16, spoke in Owerri, on the ongoing recovery process of the funds by the auditor general for local government from those who were said to have mismanaged the monies.

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Legit.ng gathered that in Emelumba’s submission, the chairmen were eager to exonerate themselves by saying what they know about the funds, one of which he said was the procurement of earthmoving equipment for all the 27 local government areas.

In another report, Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma has said that he is the reincarnate of the first democratic governor of the state late Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe popularly known as Dee Sam.

Uzodimma who revealed this in an interview with Saturday Vanguard after marking 100 days in office, also noted that he has passion and compassion for the real people just like Mbakwe.

According to the governor, God answered the prayers of Imo state residents with his emergence as the governor because he and Dee Sam share a lot in common.

Uzodimma further said that he has a clear vision for his agenda concerning Imo state which is honest and result-driven.

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He went on to note that Imolites will confess that an improved, better and digital version of the former Imo state governor has come on board.

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