Drama as Imo govt allegedly recovers ‘looted’ public equipment in Okorocha’s warehouse

Drama as Imo govt allegedly recovers ‘looted’ public equipment in Okorocha’s warehouse

- The Imo state government has accused Okorocha of converting to private use some public properties

- Imo commissioner for commerce, Ebegbulem, claimed some items belonging to the state were found and recovered from a store owned by Okorocha

- The former Imo state governor has, however, challenged the state government to show proof of ownership of the items taken from the warehouse

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The Imo state government says it recovered missing Nsu ceramic and tiles industry equipment in a warehouse owned by the state's former governor, Rochas Okorocha.

The Nation reports that the state's commissioner for commerce and industry, Simon Ebegbulem, made the allegation.

He named a moulder as one of the items which, according to him, were looted for the alleged establishment of a company by Okorocha who is now a serving senator.

Imo govt allegedly recovers ‘looted’ public equipment in former governor Okorocha’s warehouse
Imo government claims it recovers ‘looted’ public equipment in Senator Okorocha’s warehouse. Photo credit: @realRochas
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Other items allegedly found in the warehouse are street light equipment and their components, traffic light accessories, artificial tree plants.

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Legit.ng gathers that the Nsu Ceramic and Tiles Industry in Ehime Mbano was established by the administration of the late Sam Mbakwe, the first civilian governor of old Imo state.

In his reaction, Senator Okorocha said what the government recovered were mere cartons of tiles.

The senator also challenged the state government to disclose or publish the proof of ownership of all they claimed they had recovered.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the battle of supremacy between Governor Hope Uzodinma and his predecessor, Senator Okorocha is yet to abate as the latter accused the former of blackmailing him.

Okorocha alleged the recent utterance by the youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo claiming that he is not fit to be Nigeria’s president was engineered by Governor Uzodinma to discredit his person.

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The senator, however, affirmed that the blackmail against his personality would not stop him from vying for president if he eventually decides.

In another report, Senator Okorocha said Governor Uzodinma is destroying the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

He said that he boycotted the APC southeast zonal stakeholders meeting which held in the Imo state Government House in Owerri because Uzodinma was indulging in “political jamboree.”

The senator who spoke through his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Thursday, December 31, said that Uzodinma was demarketing the party in the state.

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