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Efcc takes over assets linked to Okorocha, family members

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Rochas Foundation School, East High College and seven other choice properties linked to the immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha and members of his family have been sealed in the Southeast state.


They were sealed on Tuesday night by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).


The anti-graft agency said it decided to mark the assets because the former governor and his relations spurned its invitation for questioning.


The other assets are: Royal Spring Palm Hotel and Apartment, a 16 block cum 96 flats and eight bungalow multi-million naira estate, allegedly belonging to Okorocha’s wife; a hospital-owned by Dr. Paschal Obi, a former Principal Secretary to the former governor; and East High Academy and East High College, owned by Okorocha’s daughter, Uloma Okorocha-Nwosu, among others.

The commission said it at no time “raided” nor “harassed” anyone in the course of marking the properties.

It denied raiding and displacing students of Rochas Foundation College because the school was not in session.

The Commission urged Nigerians to disregard the antics of some unscrupulous politicians and fraudsters.

The EFCC made the clarifications in a statement in Abuja through its Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Tony Orilade.

The statement said: “The EFCC wishes to state that its Enugu Zonal Office on Tuesday 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.

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