Governor Emeka Iheadioha of Imo State has set up a judicial commission of inquiry to probe land deals between 2006 and 2019 in the State.
Within this period, the panel would look into land allocation during the tenures or ex-governors Ikedi Ohakim and Rochas Okorocha.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Chibuike Onyeukwu, the panel was constituted to “rest the vexatious issues of alleged breach and irregularities in land administration.”
The statement named Justice Florence Duruoha as the chairman of the probe panel.
Ihedioha said he was exercising the powers conferred on him by section 3 of the Commission Of Inquiry (cap. 24), Laws of Eastern Nigeria, 1963.
The panel which was given two months to complete the assignment also has Emmanuel E. Nze, Cajethan Ohiri, Surveyor Mezu C. Ozowara, Nkiru Victoria Onwu, Kelly Azike as Members. Mr. Isaac Oguzie will serve as the secretary.
The statement reads in part, “In a bid to rest the vexatious issues of alleged breach and irregularities in land administration in the state, Imo State Governor, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha, CON, has instituted a judicial commission of enquiry on lands and related matters.”
“The Commission shall have full powers and authority to hold hearings which shall be conducted in a manner prescribed by the Commission of Inquiry law.”
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
SPECIAL REPORT: World Bank road projects go bad in Enugu, as state govt fails to fulfill promise
Counterpart funded road projects between the world Bank and Enugu State government have started to fail, as the state government...
INVESTIGATION: How N70m road construction created more hardship for Sokoto residents
“To address recurrent accidents on Gagi to Gidan Dilo road and Fakon Idi roads, in Sokoto State, the Federal Government,...
INVESTIGATION: Inside Kwara school where students are used as labour on teachers’ private farms
In this report, SHEREEFDEEN AHMAD uncovered how young students in Kwara State, Nigeria, are being used for labour work on...
INVESTIGATION: How Kano SUBEB awarded contracts to inactive contractors, non-existent schools
In an effort to address issues hindering quality education, the Kano State Government in 2020 awarded N88,406,667.10 for the construction...
SPECIAL REPORT: Hike in gas price forces more Nigerians to use coal, sawdust, as smoke kills 93,300 yearly
In the build-up to the 27th Conference of Party (COP 27), Nigeria recently launched its energy transition plan (ETP) as one of...