Government & Politics

EFCC Arrests Okorocha’s Aides for Diverting Bailout Fund

Three top officials of the Imo state government were arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday for allegedly diverting the sum of N2bn bailout meant for the payment of salary arrears of the state’s civil servants.

The suspects are Dr. Obi Paschal Chigozie, Principal Secretary to the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha; Uzoho Casmir, Director of Finance and Iheoma Kenneth, Treasurer.

According to a statement issued on Thursday by the anti-graft agency, “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.

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The EFCC went on to assure that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations into the matter were concluded.

– SaharaReporters

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