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Ex-Gov Okorocha Loses Bid To Retrieve Confiscated Assets

Owelle Rochas Okorocha
Owelle Rochas Okorocha

August 11, (THEWILL) – A court sitting in Abuja has declined former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha’s application to restrain the Imo State Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from confiscating his properties.

THEWILL reports that a State High Court in Owerri, had on Monday ordered the final forfeiture of Royal Palm Springs Hotel and other properties said to belong to Okorocha and other members of his family.

The forfeited properties, THEWILL had reported, included:

  1. Eastern Palm University, Ogboko
  2. Royal Spring Palm Hotels and Apartments
  3. IBC staff quarters said to have been illegally acquired for the purpose of Rochas Foundation College
  4. Owerri magistrate quarters, Orlu road/cooperative office/Girls Guide allegedly converted to private use housing market square and Kilimanjaro eatery
  5. Public building situated at plot B/2 Otamiri South Extension Layout given to the ministry of women affairs for establishing a skills acquisition centre for women, allegedly acquired for the benefit of Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha’s all-in Mall along Aba road.
  6. Plot P5, Naze residential layout, initially part of primary school management board but now annexed to All-In Mall along Aba Road, belonging to Mrs Nkechi Okorocha
  7. And all the properties contained from pages 226 to 272 of the government white paper on the recommendation of the judicial commission of inquiry into land administration in Imo state from June 2006 to May 2019.