“Ihedioha is behind my sealed off properties,” says Okorocha.
The immediate past Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has pointed an accusing finger at his successor, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, for the recent sealing off of his investments by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The commission sealed of Rochas Foundation College, Owerri, Imo State, belonging to the former governor.
Also taken over by the commission was Okorocha’s first daughter Uloma Nwosu’s East High Primary and Secondary School, Owerri, and a supermarket, which was said to belong to a member of Okorocha’s family.
Okorocha, in a statement released on Wednesday by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, noted that the anti-graft agency’s sealing off of his investments was against an order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
“What is obvious is that the Peoples Democratic Party-led government in the state with Chief Emeka Ihedioha as governor and all the PDP chieftains who felt politically displaced from 2011 to 2019 by Rochas Okorocha had come together to launch war against Rochas and his family.
“Senator Rochas Okorocha and family believe strongly in the state and have relocated most of their businesses to Owerri unlike these PDP bigwigs who do not love the state, with all of them having nothing to show that they have a stake in the state,” Onwuemeodo stated.
But contrary to Okorocha’s claim, the state governor has denied sealing off Okorocha’s investments in the state capital.