Senator Rochas Okorocha is blowing over he sees as ‘witch-hunting’ in the hands of his successor, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.
Okorocha representing Imo West in the Nigerian Senate and some of the state government officials clashed for unsealing Royal Palm Hotel and Apartment owned by his wife, Nkechi, that was sealed by the state government.
The immediate past Imo Governor was arrested by the state police command on the order of the state government but released later after intervention by South East Governors’ Forum and Ohanaeze.
Yet, his 14 aides were not spared as they were paraded at Imo Magistrate Court and set free after meeting N5 million bail each.
However, in message making round in the social media, Governor Uzodinma is soliciting support from all to join in recovering many items from Okorocha for the government.
In an article by Collins Opurozor on the topic: WHAT TO RECOVER FROM OKOROCHA AND FAMILY By IMO STATE GOVERNMENT, Uzodinma’s government is going for a kill.
Items listed for recovery include N59.6 billion taken from the local government system by Okorocha, The Eastern Palm University built with Imo money but personalized by Okorocha, The N96 billion being the stolen portion of Imo’s IGR for eight years, N40 billion siphoned through the unexecuted 27 general hospitals projects, The Old IBC premises at Orji, and The Nekede and Orji Mechanic Villages.
Also, vast expanse of land on the Sam Mbakwe Airport road was acquired by the Government for the purpose of attracting a Naval Base, Adapalm in Ohaji which Okorocha said was leased out to investors and left in ruins till date and Westbrook Hotels which was built by Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu.
WODDI Wellness Center owned by Okorocha’s wife, Nkechi, built on the former Imo State Secretariat Annex, a land forcefully acquired from the State by Uche Nwosu as Commissioner for Lands and The Reach FM owned by Uche Nwosu, without any known legitimate means of owning such huge property.
The multi billion Naira Farmers Market built by Geraldine, Okorocha’s sister, on a land belonging to the State, and over 25 plots State land acquired by Uche Nwosu upon which El Freeda Foundation was built. This is the Foundation through which billions of Naira have been laundered out of the State.
Extervia Mega Supermarket opposite Civic Center Estate owned by Ogechi Ololo, Okorocha’s sister and Municipal Plaza owned by Nkechi Okorocha built on a land forcefully acquired from a civil servant by Uche Nwosu.
Twitter Bites acquired by Geraldine Okorocha forcefully from Mr. Fans and Spibat Estate most of which land was forcefully taken from Mbieri people by Okorocha and house of Freeda Malls in Owerri, Abuja and Lagos built by Uloma, Uche Nwosu’s wife.
A mighty poultry farm beside Shoprite owned by Uche Nwosu on a land forcefully acquired and a probe into the JPROS financial sleaze perpetrated in Okorocha’s first term.
Recovery of over N800 million given to Okorocha’s sister, Geraldine per annum, for Christmas trees and recovery of the N600 million diverted through the supposed renovation of the Imo State Secretariat.
Recovery of the N18 billion looted through the alleged construction of primary school blocks across the State and recovery of all the markets in the State which Okorocha has claimed 30% ownership.
Recovery of ISOPADEC funds and the 13% oil derivation funds which amounted to over N20 billion and recovery of the cardboard industry at Owerri-Ebeiri in Orlu.
Recovery of the N2 billion diverted through the construction of the completely worthless Akachi Tower and a probe into and recovery of over N120 billion diverted through failed road projects. There is no single road project done by Okorocha that is not a failure.
Recovery of hundreds of plots of land taken from the State by Okorocha and family, spread across the state and recovery of Imo’s security votes which Okorocha personalized for eight years.
Recovery of IRROMA equipment worth billions of Naira looted by Okorocha and recovery of ITC vehicles and investments allegedly looted by Okorocha, and many more loots!
Meanwhile, Okorocha has warned Governor Uzodinma not to take his calmness for granted. He stated this while addressing his supporters on Monday, February 22.
Speaking to his supporters on Monday, Okorocha said the state government should not take his calmness for granted.
”I have told everybody that I am a man of peace but Hope Uzodinma must never take my calmness and my peaceful disposition for granted. Enough is Enough!
”I governed this Imo state for 8 years. There was no record of me arresting anybody. I was the most abused governor. People abused me but I never in any way or any day arrested a man,” he said.