Nigeria news : Okorocha denies returning N7.9bn to EFCC, challenges commission to publish bank accounts

Rochas Okorocha, previous governor of Imo State, has actually disproved cases by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that N7.9 billion was recovered from him.

Mr. Usman Imam, Head of the Port Harcourt zone of the EFCC, had during a press conference on Thursday stated the commission recuperated N7.9 billion from the previous governor and went back to the Imo State federal government.

He additionally asserted that homes worth billions of naira recovered during examinations have actually been forfeited to the Federal Government.

Imam was priced quote as claiming “Out of the N2.7 bn already went back to Imo State, the prompt previous governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha, obtained N2.5 bn, while Hope Uzodinma received N514m in May.”

Reacting Okorocha in a statement by his assistant, Sam Onwuemeodo preserved that the anti-graft agency did not recoup N7.9 billion or any type of various other quantity of money from him.

He, however, tested the EFCC to release information of the Bank accounts the cash was discovered and the proprietors of the accounts.

“With this rejection, we, as a result, obstacle EFCC or Mr. Imam as the one that made the case, to prove us wrong by releasing information of the Bank Accounts the money was found and the proprietors of the accounts.”

The Senator advised the EFCC to take his rejection seriously because Nigerians wish to know that is stating the truth or lying.

“Where the payment finds out that it had actually disinformed the general public and also had additionally blackmailed the former Imo Governor, possibly subconsciously, we expect the payment or Mr. Imam to do the necessary.

“Since Mr. Imam has actually begun media trial, let the homes be likewise published for Nigerians to understand the reality.” he added