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Ihedioha launches 13-year probe of land allocation in Imo



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.

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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.”

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