A former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has denied the allegations that he acquired properties with authorities funds.
He defined that he had all the time been a profitable particular person earlier than coming into workplace in 2011 and dared anybody to return forth with proof that he mismanaged funds meant for the federal government.
“I problem anyone to show that I acquired any property with any authorities fund,” mentioned the previous who was a visitor on Channels Tv’s Sunday Politics.
He added, “I believe individuals have forgotten that I used to be Rochas earlier than turning into the governor of Imo State; I believe they’ve forgotten fully.
“If something, turning into a governor made me even poorer than what I used to be prior to now. I don’t know whether or not I acquired any property right here in Abuja, there may be none.”
Okorocha, who now represents Imo West senatorial district within the Nationwide Meeting, believes these making the allegation are referring to a lodge that belongs to his spouse and is used to fund their basis.
In response to him, there is no such thing as a means he would have stole the federal government’s cash when its month-to-month allocation is small.
The lawmaker said that in his two-term as governor, he constructed the very best worldwide cargo airport and police state command within the nation, in addition to 27 hospitals, a brand new authorities home, a brand new court docket, and a brand new jail, amongst others.
He additionally spoke about his encounter with the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) over the identical problem, noting that he spent two nights when he was arrested.
“I mentioned to them (EFCC) that I’ve not come to answer your name as a result of there may be already a matter in court docket and as soon as a matter is sub judice, you can not speak about it.
“Imo State authorities has taken me to court docket on the identical subject material, and we’re on the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja on the identical subject material,” Okorocha mentioned.
He added, “EFCC is doing their job as a result of if there is no such thing as a report, they’ll’t nostril into no matter you’re doing; EFCC will not be witch-hunting, they’re appearing on a petition being written by someone.”