Connect with us


IMO: Traditional rulers back Ihedioha’s probe of ex-Gov. Okorocha



IMO: Traditional rulers back Ihedioha's probe of ex-Gov. Okorocha

Traditional rulers in Imo State on Wednesday threw their weight behind the decision of the administration of Governor Emeka Ihedioha to probe the tenure of the immediate past governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha.

The Chairman of the council, Eze Samuel Ohiri, disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday, at the end of an emergency meeting of the council where the resolution was taken.

According to him, after a critical examination of the situation of Imo, the council deemed it imperative that Okorocha must be probed, adding that the latest discovery that Okorocha allegedly spent N10 billion to build police headquarters called for a serious probe.

He said: “After the emergency meeting of all the traditional rulers, we resolved to encourage Ihedioha to ensure that all the government properties illegally acquired by the former governor and his cronies were recovered to Imo.

Read also: $1.5M BRIBE: Gov Emmanuel gives Barr Ekpenyong 7 days to prove allegation

“We also want to use this opportunity to call on the Inspector General of Police to return the money used in building the police headquarters,” he said.

Continuing, the royal father insisted that “Imo does not have money to spend on Federal Government’s projects. FG is supposed to show its presence in Imo, not Imo building projects for FG.”

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.

Donate Now