…Insist on recovery of looted property, money
From Iheanyi Onyeka, Owerri
The Association of Imo State Indigenous Town Unions made of AISITU, Olu Owerri, Olu Okigwe, Orluzurumee, Orlu Elders Council and Amalgamation of Imo Professional Bodies and Association, have stage a protest in imo state demanding for the probe and recovery of Imo assets from former governor Rochas Okorocha.
In a letter signed by the leaders of the town Unions and submitted to governor Ihedioha and security agencies, the group said a thorough probe and recovery of stolen assets will serve as a deterrent to subsequent administrations.
They listed about 35 properties of the state worth billions of naira which the government of Rochas Okorocha appropriated among himself, family members and crannies.
They lamented the huge debt worth over N200 billion which the governor plunged the state.Among some of the government properties they said former governor Okorocha confisticated include: Eastern Palm University, Ogboko, built with the people’s money but was personalized, the old IBC premises at Orji which they said he turned to a personal property, Adapalm in Ohaji, Concord Hotel Owerri, WODDI Wellness Centre owned by Okorocha’s wife among many others.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the group Chief Emeka Diwe, President General, Association of Imo State Indigenous Town Unions (AISITU), said that the town Unions are worried that not so much has been done by the government of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha despite the general cry by Imo people to recover their stolen asset.
The governor who received the protesters assured them of Justice.
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