The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Imo State has alleged that Governor Rochas Okorocha withdrew N17 Billion for his personal use in a space of 3 days.
Charles Ezekwem, the state PDP Chairman, made the revelation on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Owerri, the state capital, during a press conference.
According to the party, the withdrawals were made between Tuesday, March 12, 2019, and Thursday, March 14, 2019, from Unity Bank, Polaris Bank, Access Bank and Zenith Bank.
“In the last two days alone, Governor Okorocha and his cronies transferred ownership and re-registered more than 150 government vehicles to individuals,” Mr. Ezekwem is quoted as saying.
Government property including furniture and electronics in Government House, Owerri, are being moved out to Ogboko, Ideato South, the governor’s country home.
“About 300 uninstalled transformers have been moved to the governor’s home in Ogboko.”It further alleged that there was an ongoing mass employment and back-dating of employment with a view to creating problems for the incoming government.
“We are also aware of the rampant issuance of Certificates of Occupancy to family members and friends of the Okorocha family”, the party said.