The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it has obtained direct orders for the interim forfeiture of some properties directly traced to the immediate former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, and his wife, Nkechi Okorocha which it suspects to be proceeds from fraudulent acts.
This was made known by the Head of the Enugu Zonal Office of the commission, Usman Imam, while briefing newsmen in Enugu state yesterday Wednesday, September 4th.
Mr Imam said the commission has obtained similar order on a property traced to a former aide to the former governor, Paschal Obi, and the former governor’s daughter.
According to Imam, some of the properties to be forfeited include a 16-block cum 96 flats and an eight-bungalow multimillion naira estate, hotel, two schools, shopping plaza, supermarket, hospital, and four vehicles.
“We hope to get permanent forfeiture orders on the property in order to return them to the people of the state,” he said Imam said all the facilities, including the schools, would remain functional as the commission would not like to shut them down for the sake of the students and other users.