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EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Luckydubby7(m): 8:23pm On Jun 11, 2020
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has told a former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Rochas Okorocha, to get ready for his day in court.

Speaking at the commission’s zonal office in Port Harcourt, Rivers on Thursday, the Zonal Head, Usman Imam, said N7.9bn belonging to Imo was seized from the former governor during EFCC investigations.

Imam, who has been in charge of the ongoing probe of the former governor, said the commission returned over N5.7bn to various administrations in Imo to pay salaries and pensions of workers.

He said: “I started the Imo state case in Enugu and upon my deployment to this zone, the investigations of corruption allegations against the former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, was transfered from the Enugu zone to Port Harcourt for further investigations.

“Within the period, the commission succeeded in freezing about N7.9bn in different accounts. All the monies that were released to Imo State government were from the N7.9bn recovered from Okorocha. The monies were released in batches.

“N2.7bn was released in March for salaries. In the PDP government of Emeka Ihedioha, excess of N2.5bn upon series of writings and our insistence of monitoring it, was released to pay salaries and pensions because they were monies recovered from the state so it has to go back to the state.

Then the government of Emeka left and this government came, we had a remnant of the money in excess of N2bn. We were able to release N514milion just last month because excess of about N1.8bn is encumbered with a court process. Contractors went to court and targeted the funds. The process is lingering. They still have excess of N1.8bn that is not released”.

Apart from the money recovered from Okorocha, the EFCC zonal boss said the senator’s assets were also identified in Imo and Abuja and seized by the commission.

He said the commission filed a court process for interim forfeiture of the assets confiscated from Okorocha.

He said: “The investigation has got to an advanced stage and we are expecting that on conclusion, we are going to arraign the former governor.

“It is in the course of investigations that we targeted his assets. Some are in Imo, Owerri and some are in Abuja. We marked these properties in Abuja and we have filed court processes for interim forfeiture of these assets. The target is to conclude the investigations and he will have his day in court”.

Imam explained that since he assumed the leadership of the zone in January, the commission has recovered N291.8million, 847,983 US Dollars, 390 pounds, 10,900 Euros and 500 CFA.

He said the commission also froze over N1.1bn in the accounts of Bluekey Technologies allegedly operating a ponzi scheme and defrauding over 8,926 victims of over N4.4bn.

He said the EFFCC further secured interim forfeiture of 96 trucks, vessels and barges while 226 drums of automotive gas oil and 1million litres of suspected crude oil were finally forfeited to the Federal Government.

Imam explained that the son received 441 petitions, successfully investigated 262 with 159 awaiting legal advice and 20 others charged to court.

On the challenges of the commission, he said: “Fighting corruption comes with its peculiar challenges. The corrupt are not going to fold their hands while you retrieve what they had stolen. They would fight back.

“This has come in the form of sponsored media attacks. A blogger, one Dikeocha Chukwuebuka, who caused the zone serious blushes by posting fake pictures of purported overcrowded EFCC cell was arrested and currently under prosecution.

“Other challenges are non-cooperation,m and delayed response to this commission’s enquiries by some agencies; logistic challenge in investigating oil bunkering cases and inadequate office accommodation for staff”.

“In spite of the challenges, the zone remains committed to actualising the mandate of the commission, which is to eradicate corruption in Nigeria”.

https://thenationonlineng.net/efcc-releases-5-7bn-out-of-n7-9bn-seized-from-okorocha-to-imo/

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by emipan(f): 8:25pm On Jun 11, 2020
The remaining is commission for their service

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by ERockson: 8:27pm On Jun 11, 2020
Fg is actually treating Okorocha stealing like a party affairs, otherwise we would have been hearing a lot of noise and press prosecution as they release his loot to the state government in batches if he were to PDP man. Like Orji Kalu like Okorocha but the igbo will never criticize their greedy kinsmen but be crying about Ganduje in the north and our political leaders in the west.

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Macphenson: 8:28pm On Jun 11, 2020
Okooo
Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by daddytime(m): 8:31pm On Jun 11, 2020
The unexpained balance come be the.charges for debt recovery abi?

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Bekool: 8:42pm On Jun 11, 2020
Luckydubby7:
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has told a former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Rochas Okorocha, to get ready for his day in court.

Speaking at the commission’s zonal office in Port Harcourt, Rivers on Thursday, the Zonal Head, Usman Imam, said N7.9bn belonging to Imo was seized from the former governor during EFCC investigations.

Imam, who has been in charge of the ongoing probe of the former governor, said the commission returned over N5.7bn to various administrations in Imo to pay salaries and pensions of workers.

He said: “I started the Imo state case in Enugu and upon my deployment to this zone, the investigations of corruption allegations against the former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, was transfered from the Enugu zone to Port Harcourt for further investigations.

“Within the period, the commission succeeded in freezing about N7.9bn in different accounts. All the monies that were released to Imo State government were from the N7.9bn recovered from Okorocha. The monies were released in batches.

“N2.7bn was released in March for salaries. In the PDP government of Emeka Ihedioha, excess of N2.5bn upon series of writings and our insistence of monitoring it, was released to pay salaries and pensions because they were monies recovered from the state so it has to go back to the state.

Then the government of Emeka left and this government came, we had a remnant of the money in excess of N2bn. We were able to release N514milion just last month because excess of about N1.8bn is encumbered with a court process. Contractors went to court and targeted the funds. The process is lingering. They still have excess of N1.8bn that is not released”.

Apart from the money recovered from Okorocha, the EFCC zonal boss said the senator’s assets were also identified in Imo and Abuja and seized by the commission.

He said the commission filed a court process for interim forfeiture of the assets confiscated from Okorocha.

He said: “The investigation has got to an advanced stage and we are expecting that on conclusion, we are going to arraign the former governor.

“It is in the course of investigations that we targeted his assets. Some are in Imo, Owerri and some are in Abuja. We marked these properties in Abuja and we have filed court processes for interim forfeiture of these assets. The target is to conclude the investigations and he will have his day in court”.

Imam explained that since he assumed the leadership of the zone in January, the commission has recovered N291.8million, 847,983 US Dollars, 390 pounds, 10,900 Euros and 500 CFA.

He said the commission also froze over N1.1bn in the accounts of Bluekey Technologies allegedly operating a ponzi scheme and defrauding over 8,926 victims of over N4.4bn.

He said the EFFCC further secured interim forfeiture of 96 trucks, vessels and barges while 226 drums of automotive gas oil and 1million litres of suspected crude oil were finally forfeited to the Federal Government.

Imam explained that the son received 441 petitions, successfully investigated 262 with 159 awaiting legal advice and 20 others charged to court.

On the challenges of the commission, he said: “Fighting corruption comes with its peculiar challenges. The corrupt are not going to fold their hands while you retrieve what they had stolen. They would fight back.

“This has come in the form of sponsored media attacks. A blogger, one Dikeocha Chukwuebuka, who caused the zone serious blushes by posting fake pictures of purported overcrowded EFCC cell was arrested and currently under prosecution.

“Other challenges are non-cooperation,m and delayed response to this commission’s enquiries by some agencies; logistic challenge in investigating oil bunkering cases and inadequate office accommodation for staff”.

“In spite of the challenges, the zone remains committed to actualising the mandate of the commission, which is to eradicate corruption in Nigeria”.

https://thenationonlineng.net/efcc-releases-5-7bn-out-of-n7-9bn-seized-from-okorocha-to-imo/

So this is the reason why okorohausa have been very quiet of late no more presidential ambition?

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Ngenge(m): 8:42pm On Jun 11, 2020
Them don try if the news na true. I tire for this country. Is this looting not sufficient to recall him as a senator? An honourable senator in the upper legislative house found to be dishonourable

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by MICHEALADEX(m): 8:46pm On Jun 11, 2020
emipan:
The remaining is commission for their service


Read you will not read

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by crispus09(m): 8:57pm On Jun 11, 2020
imo state
Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by crispus09(m): 8:57pm On Jun 11, 2020
Luckydubby7:
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has told a former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Rochas Okorocha, to get ready for his day in court.

Speaking at the commission’s zonal office in Port Harcourt, Rivers on Thursday, the Zonal Head, Usman Imam, said N7.9bn belonging to Imo was seized from the former governor during EFCC investigations.

Imam, who has been in charge of the ongoing probe of the former governor, said the commission returned over N5.7bn to various administrations in Imo to pay salaries and pensions of workers.

He said: “I started the Imo state case in Enugu and upon my deployment to this zone, the investigations of corruption allegations against the former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, was transfered from the Enugu zone to Port Harcourt for further investigations.

“Within the period, the commission succeeded in freezing about N7.9bn in different accounts. All the monies that were released to Imo State government were from the N7.9bn recovered from Okorocha. The monies were released in batches.

“N2.7bn was released in March for salaries. In the PDP government of Emeka Ihedioha, excess of N2.5bn upon series of writings and our insistence of monitoring it, was released to pay salaries and pensions because they were monies recovered from the state so it has to go back to the state.

Then the government of Emeka left and this government came, we had a remnant of the money in excess of N2bn. We were able to release N514milion just last month because excess of about N1.8bn is encumbered with a court process. Contractors went to court and targeted the funds. The process is lingering. They still have excess of N1.8bn that is not released”.

Apart from the money recovered from Okorocha, the EFCC zonal boss said the senator’s assets were also identified in Imo and Abuja and seized by the commission.

He said the commission filed a court process for interim forfeiture of the assets confiscated from Okorocha.

He said: “The investigation has got to an advanced stage and we are expecting that on conclusion, we are going to arraign the former governor.

“It is in the course of investigations that we targeted his assets. Some are in Imo, Owerri and some are in Abuja. We marked these properties in Abuja and we have filed court processes for interim forfeiture of these assets. The target is to conclude the investigations and he will have his day in court”.

Imam explained that since he assumed the leadership of the zone in January, the commission has recovered N291.8million, 847,983 US Dollars, 390 pounds, 10,900 Euros and 500 CFA.

He said the commission also froze over N1.1bn in the accounts of Bluekey Technologies allegedly operating a ponzi scheme and defrauding over 8,926 victims of over N4.4bn.

He said the EFFCC further secured interim forfeiture of 96 trucks, vessels and barges while 226 drums of automotive gas oil and 1million litres of suspected crude oil were finally forfeited to the Federal Government.

Imam explained that the son received 441 petitions, successfully investigated 262 with 159 awaiting legal advice and 20 others charged to court.

On the challenges of the commission, he said: “Fighting corruption comes with its peculiar challenges. The corrupt are not going to fold their hands while you retrieve what they had stolen. They would fight back.

“This has come in the form of sponsored media attacks. A blogger, one Dikeocha Chukwuebuka, who caused the zone serious blushes by posting fake pictures of purported overcrowded EFCC cell was arrested and currently under prosecution.

“Other challenges are non-cooperation,m and delayed response to this commission’s enquiries by some agencies; logistic challenge in investigating oil bunkering cases and inadequate office accommodation for staff”.

“In spite of the challenges, the zone remains committed to actualising the mandate of the commission, which is to eradicate corruption in Nigeria”.

https://thenationonlineng.net/efcc-releases-5-7bn-out-of-n7-9bn-seized-from-okorocha-to-imo/
okorocha try
Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Soulsymbol99: 8:59pm On Jun 11, 2020
The balance na for their logistics grin

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Natural441(m): 9:07pm On Jun 11, 2020
This is what we are saying corruption.
Efcc where is the remaining balance

















Hypocrite set of people

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Caseless: 11:27pm On Jun 11, 2020
I don't even believe the man was this careless with his statement to indict the commission. If he had stolen so much, why is he not in court?

This is the propaganda started iheadioha.

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Nobody: 3:06am On Jun 12, 2020
So, Okoroawusa chop Imo like this?
That guy na locust abeg. He's truly the master of IBERIBERISM

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by mumumugu(m): 3:17am On Jun 12, 2020
yet FG is borrowing money from world bank

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by tillaman(m): 4:20am On Jun 12, 2020
Isn’t this the height of high handedness in this country, he stole 7.9 billion and he is still a serving senator in the country haba, why am I even surprised sef shebi Dansuki and Orji uzor Kalu are now free men, the dirt wey dey our government even Atlantic Ocean nor fit wash am away

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by packman: 4:21am On Jun 12, 2020
Well I hope imo government can attest to it not that it is another Audio..
Buh yea again this government. Is really being fare... Really not business as usual...

We need a formidable opposition.. Thats the only way to keep things on check...


Politicians and stealing...

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Badgers14: 4:23am On Jun 12, 2020
Shouldn't Rochas be in jail already?

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by gurunlocker: 4:23am On Jun 12, 2020
Go to prison for 6 months and come back as a hero of democracy..

That's the normal routine for Nigeria politicians, and we say we are fighting corruption.


7 fvcking billion naira grin grin grin

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by starbuck(f): 4:23am On Jun 12, 2020
And yet we are in foreign debts....


May God punish all the people that kept this country in this devastating state.... They'll beg for death, it won't come

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by adioolayi(m): 4:24am On Jun 12, 2020
Good
Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Ykc2(m): 4:26am On Jun 12, 2020
ERockson:
Fg is actually treating Okorocha stealing like a party affairs, otherwise we would have been hearing a lot of noise and press prosecution as they release his loot to the state government in batches if he were to PDP man. Like Orji Kalu like Okorocha but the igbo will never criticize their greedy kinsmen but be crying about Ganduje in the north and our political leaders in the west.
black man ,you caught a black man for killing some one he will reminds you that chukwuma also killed before,black people to progress is uphill task

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Ayt27(m): 4:26am On Jun 12, 2020
Nigerian politicians loot brazenly, this is too much. These guys stealing from this corntree, that money go hang for una throat. All our resources are almost dwindled.

There was a corntree.

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by DrP2000(m): 4:27am On Jun 12, 2020
Greed
Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Nobody: 4:28am On Jun 12, 2020
mumumugu:
yet FG is borrowing money from world bank

I wonder o

cluelessness of the highest order

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Chiedu4Trump: 4:29am On Jun 12, 2020
where is the rest?

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Urchman200: 4:30am On Jun 12, 2020
What happened to the remaining 2.7billion? are they saving it for imo state people? Please release their money abeg .

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Comedian2019: 4:30am On Jun 12, 2020
Natural441:
This is what we are saying corruption.
Efcc where is the remaining balance

















Hypocrite set of people
If you send pikin message, must you always collect change? grin

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Nobody: 4:31am On Jun 12, 2020
..
Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Obidon1(m): 4:31am On Jun 12, 2020
And yet okorocha is still working freely

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Yankee101: 4:32am On Jun 12, 2020
So this is real?

And Okorocha is walking free?

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Re: EFCC Releases ₦5.7 Billion Out Of ₦7.9 Billion Seized From Okorocha To Imo State by Urchman200: 4:33am On Jun 12, 2020
Ykc2:
black man ,you caught a black man for killing some one he will reminds you that chukwuma also killed before,black people to progress is uphill task
called the political thief in the west by his name pls for clarity,is Thieftinubu the bullion van leader and his looting machines in the west thank you.

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