By Glam & Essence
The story making the rounds that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) have staged a crackdown on former Imo governor Rochas Okorocha, his wife ,Nkechi and some other members of his family is not true.
A report, shared by multiple news platforms had claimed that the EFCC arrested Okorocha’s wife ,Nkechi and other relations, Gerald Okorocha and Okey Okorocha in Ogboko, Okorocha’s hometown.
The report also claimed that the commission has sealed Okorocha’s Eastern Palm University, Ogboko.
When asked to confirm the report, an EFCC source said the whole story was concocted.
Okorocha, a well-known philanthropist before being elected in 2011, ruled Imo till 28 May 2019. He was chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum. His successor, Emeka Ihedioha, a former deputy speaker, has however described Okorocha’s era a setback to the state.
In his inaugural speech on Wednesday, Ihedioha slammed the Okorocha administration for “degrading” most institutions in the state.
He said Okorocha debased and desecrated governance” and promised to remedy the damages done.
“But Imo State will, as always, endure. Imo will revive and prosper again.We urge you to be courageous in this conviction, for we are not captives of fear”, Governor Ihedioha said.