The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, and some members of his family would forfeit to the state government, assets traced to his family members.
The Head, Enugu zonal office of the commission, Usman Imam, disclosed this at a press conference in Enugu on the commission’s collaboration with the United States of America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Imam said the commission had obtained orders for the interim forfeiture of assets traced to the former governor, his wife, Nneoma Nkechi, and their daughter.
He also said the anti-graft agency had obtained similar order on a property traced to Okorocha’s former aide, Paschal Obi.
Imam said the commission would like to know how the Rochas Foundation and “other accomplices” acquired and or converted some of the property for personal use.
He listed some of the property traced to include a 16 – block 96 – flat structure and an eight – bungalow multimillion naira estate, hotel, two schools, shopping plaza, supermarket, hospital and four vehicles.
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