Governor Okorocha’s Aides Arrested By EFCC

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Gov. Rochas Okorocha

The Cable has reported three top aides of Imo state’s Governor, Okorocha, have been arrested.

It was revealed that the suspects allegedly diverted the sum of N2 billion bailout fund given to the state by the federal government for payment of salary arrears of the state’s civil servants.

In a statement issued on Thursday, March 3, the anti-corruption agency said: “Their arrest followed an investigation into the alleged diversion of the said money which revealed that, the cashier had made cash withdrawal of N456.532m between September 3, 2015 and October 10, 2015 from the government house account domiciled in Zenith Bank.

“However, it was revealed that the said amount was given to an aide of the chief of staff to the governor, following approval and directive by the principal secretary to the governor.”

The suspects are: Obi Paschal Chigozie, the principal secretary to the governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha; Uzoho Casmir, the director of finance, and Iheoma Kenneth, the treasurer.

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