Former Imo Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has hailed the Supreme Court judgment which declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, winner of the 2019 governorship election in Imo.
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The Chairman of the panel, Dr. Romanus Ezeogu, stated this on Wednesday during the submission of the report to Governor Emeka Ihedioha
A statement issued in Owerri by Chibuike Onyeukwu, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, stated that Ihedioha announced the re-christening at an occasion to mark Amaechi’s 90th birthday in Owerri
Okorocha sttaed this in his tweeter handle, @realRochas, and he expressed disbelief that the Nation will go to the extent of using his name to “break news”.
SP Ikeokwu Orlando, the Police Public Relations Office in Imo State, in a statement issued to the press confirmed that he was arrested in the early hours of Saturday following a petition filed by an upcoming rap artist, ‘M2’
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had on August 22, 2019 secured the interim forfeiture of the property from a vacation Judge, Justice A. T. Mohammed of Federal High Court, Port Harcourt
The Chairman of the panel, Justice R.A. Ada, said that the appeals by Senators Osita Izunaso of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and Jones Onyereri of the Peoples Democratic Party against Okorocha lacked merit.
A media report had claimed that aides of the former governor had disappeared from the state ostensibly to avoid being arrested by personnel of the anti-corruption agency.
Okafor made the call while addressing newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja after he was sworn-in as member of the green chambers at the plenary.
Justice J. K. Omotosho of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Friday ordered a former Governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha, and his family not to sell or alienate any of the properties that were the subject of an interim order of the court pending the conclusion of investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
According to a press release issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha said that the president’s victory is for all “lovers of democracy in and outside the country as it signifies a light at the end of the tunnel for Nigeria’s democracy”.
Senator Rochas Okorocha, the immediate past Governor of Imo State, has lamented the humiliating treatment meted out to him by his party, the All Progressives Congress, in spite of his sacrifices and financial contributions.
The Head, Enugu Zonal Office of the commission, Usman Imam, disclosed this on Wednesday in Enugu while briefing newsmen on the activities of the commission in the last eight months.
Okorocha said this in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, in Owerri on Friday.
In a three-page address read by the Chairman of the Council, Prof. Francis Dike (SAN), during a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Engr. Gerald Irona, the group accused the former Governor of leaving a legacy of Garnishee Orders and indescribable looting of the state treasury.
The Imo State Government on Thursday ordered a citizen’s arrest against Senator Rochas Okorocha, over alleged assault on a government official, Jasper Ndubuaku.
The Chairman of the council, Eze Samuel Ohiri, disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday at the end of an emergency meeting of the council where the resolution was taken.
Should Governor Ihedioha use the meagre resources that will hardly meet the needs of governance in the state to repay funds stolen by the gang that mismanaged Imo up till May 29, 2019?
He said that the Nigerian Police Force, being a reputable organisation, should not allow itself to be distracted by “such deceitful petition” which he said lacked merit.
A statement by the Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, Steve Osuji, described the former Governor’s claim as unfortunate, explaining that only about N25 million was used for the monthly sanitation exercise in the state.