Okorocha’s outbursts adopted stories credited to the Head of the Port Harcourt zone of the EFCC, Mr. Usman Imam, claiming at a press convention on Thursday that he recovered N7.9 billion from Senator Okorocha whereas he was accountable for the Enugu zone of the fee.
Reacting to the allegations in a press release issued on Friday in Owerri, Okorocha said that the anti-graft company or anyone else by no means recovered N7.9 billion or every other amount of cash from him.
The former governor challenged the fee to show him unsuitable by publishing particulars and house owners of the accounts the mentioned cash was recovered from.
He additionally challenged the EFCC to publish the main points of the mentioned property it marked and seized from him, emphasizing that the property marked had been acquired by him about twenty years in the past.
According to him, the fee was misinformed by those that have been after him, saying, subsequently, that he would expect a retraction of the story and public apology from the EFCC within the coming days if the fee couldn’t publish particulars of the so-known as N7.9 billion
The assertion signed by his media adviser, Sam Onwuemeodo, reads: “The EFCC as a fee or Mr Usman Imam as an individual and Head of Enugu zone then, and at present, that of Port Harcourt Zone, of the fee, by no means recovered N7.9 billion or every other amount of cash, from Rochas Okorocha
“With this denial, we subsequently problem the EFCC or Mr. Imam because the one who made the declare, to show us unsuitable by publishing particulars of the financial institution accounts the cash was discovered and the house owners of the accounts.
“We maintain the EFCC and its personnel in a really excessive esteem. And we count on the fee or Mr. Imam to take our denial very critical, as a result of Nigerians of goodwill wish to know who’s saying the reality or who’s mendacity.
“Where the fee finds out that it had misinformed the general public and had additionally blackmailed the previous Imo governor, maybe unconsciously, we count on the fee or Mr. Imam to do the needful, which is to retract the media assertion after which inform Nigerians the proper story. The N7.9 billion in query have to be in financial institution accounts. Let the EFCC publish the accounts’ particulars immediately.”
The assertion additional provides, “Mr Imam talked about properties owned by Okorocha which the fee had marked. It can also be vital that Mr. Imam publish these properties as a result of the properties marked had been acquired by Okorocha about twenty years in the past. Since Mr. Imam has begun media trial, let the properties be additionally printed for Nigerians to know the reality.
“We have repeatedly instructed this story, that earlier than the 2019 election, the PDP parts in Imo had written to the EFCC, alleging that Okorocha had deliberate to make use of all of the state funds to finance the election of his alternative candidates. The EFCC, leveraging on the petitions, seized all of the accounts of the state, together with those meant for the fee of salaries, pensions, severance allowances and so forth. We have made this explicit declare severally and the EFCC or every other individual or individuals have by no means faulted our declare.”