Why We Marked Okorocha College, Hotel & Estate- EFCC

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Why We Marked Okorocha College, Hotel & Estate In Imo State – EFCC

The EFCC has explained why some properties linked to former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha were marked.

The commission’s spokesman Tony Orilade issued the statement below:

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, wishes to state that it’s Enugu Zonal Office on Tuesday July 23, 2019 traced and marked some properties traced to the former Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha as well as those of his family members and cronies.

The marking of the properties which is a fall-out of our painstaking investigation, is as a result of the failure of the suspects to honour the Commission’s invitation for questioning on the propriety of their acquisition.

The properties include: Dews of Hope Hospital traced to Dr. Paschal Obi, former Principal Secretary to ex-governor Okorocha; Market Square Super Market; All in One Shop; and premises belonging to Imo State Broadcasting Corporation now hosting Rochas Foundation College owned by Senator Okoroacha.

Other properties are: East High Academy and East High College, owned by Okorocha’s daughter, Uloma Okorocha-Nwosu; Royal Spring Palm Hotel and Apartment, a 16 block cum 96 flats and eight bungalow multi-million Naira estate traced to Okorocha’s wife.

The Commission at no time “raided” nor “harassed” anyone in the course of marking the properties as its operatives, in line with international best practices, informed the occupants of the facilities in good time, before taking the action.

It is also pertinent to state that the Commission has pictorial and video evidences which put a lie to the claim that Rochas Foundation College was allegedly raided by the EFCC while in session. This could not be so because the school was not in session and could not have had its students harassed as was fed some online media.

The Commission would ordinarily not bother with any allegation coming from the camp of Senator Okorocha, having noted his penchant for frivolities and propaganda; but this refutal has become pertinent in other to clear doubts especially in these days of fake news.

We urge all well meaning Nigerians to disregard the antics of some unscrupulous politicians and fraudsters who seek to distract the Commission from holding them accountable for their nefarious activities.

3 thoughts on “Why We Marked Okorocha College, Hotel & Estate- EFCC

  1. In a nation where institutions work..judiciary would have summoned him for refusal to answer to anti graft commission .He will be pulled out of senate till he clarifies where he got the funds to acquire all those properties .next is to pick the households ,cronies,friends and whose name is listed on the said properties.am also aware immunity do not apply to nass members.so what is delaying his prosecution..oh i forgot he is a member of apc.
    same crooks (orjiuzo,TA Orji,who stole their states blind are enjoying in the nass chambers (their retirement home) and others will soon become ministers.amechi,akpabio.
    efcc..as usual..initial gragra..

  2. We sometimes act without good reasoning. He may have committed all those alledged offences but until proven guilty, he should as prescribed by law perceived to be innocent. The citizens will be deprived of educational knowledge among many other things.

    On conviction, the school and other seized assets could be turned into governemnt property or be auctioned to private buyers which will make the school/businesses to keep running.

    Situations like this makes many of the so called politicians never to invest in the country. They will keep the cash in holes, coffins, storages etc.

    We have to change our approches to events such as this. I am not in anyway condoning the act of public office holder stealing or any act of committing malfeasance.

    May God help us in this our beloved country.

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