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Why we marked properties traced to Senator Okorocha- EFCC

Why we marked properties traced to Senator Okorocha- EFCC
Why we marked properties traced to Senator Okorocha- EFCC(via-IG/officialefcc)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wedneaday released a statement to clarify why properties traced to former Imo State Governor, and now Senator Okorocha, his family members, and cronies were marked and sealed by is Enugu Zonal office, while also denying that it’s raided the Rochas Okorocha foundation during the process.

The anti-graft agency in it’s statement said it wishes to state that its Enugu Zonal Office on Tuesday July 23, 2019 marked some properties traced to Senator Okorocha and others, after a painstaking investigation, which was 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 marked 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 Okorocha.

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 in it’s statement, denied raiding or threatening anyone during the operation, saying:

“The Commission at no time “raided” nor “harassed” anyone in the course of marking the properties as 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”

Stating further, the Commission said, It 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” the commission state.

 

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