Thursday , 25 July 2024

Update: Alleged N2.9b fraud: EFCC files charge against Rochas Okorocha, six others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed 17-count charge against a former Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha and six others.

The charge filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, has Anyim Nyerere Chinenye, Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pramif International Limited, and Legend World Concepts Limited as other defendants.

Okorocha, a serving Senator, representing Imo West Senatorial District, was alleged to have conspired with others to steal and launder about N2.9 billion.

The EFCC claimed that the funds belonged to Imo State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs).

It further claimed that the defendants allegedly diverted the funds between October 2014 and February 2016 from the Imo State Government House account and Imo State Joint Local Government Project account.

EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren confirmed that the charged was filed on Monday but could not provide further details as at press time.

“I can confirm that a charge has been filed today at the Federal High Court, Abuja against Senator Rochas Okorocha and others.

“I will provide further information when they are available. Thank you,” he said.

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