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Okorocha allegedly jets out of Nigeria to evade EFCC 'trouble'

Okorocha allegedly jets out of Nigeria to evade EFCC 'trouble'

Governor Rochas Okorocha

This Day reports that Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state may have flown out of the country over plans by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to beam its light on him over an allegation of fraud.

 The governor is reportedly involved in the alleged diversion of over N2 billion from the bailout fund given to Imo by the federal government for the payment of civil servants salaries. After rounding up three senior aides to the governor who are believed to be connected to the diversion of the bailout funds, This Day says he may have absconded from the country.

 Dr Paschal Obi, a deputy director in the ministry of Health, in charge of optical services; director of finance, government house, Casmir Uzoho and the government house treasurer, Iheoma Kenneth are the key men who have been picked up by the EFCC.

 The governor, who had expressed regrets for accessing the bailout fund from the federal government was also said to have lamented the mess which the had put the state in. The N26 billion the state took from the federal government that was used to pay agitating workers, Okorocha said, has put them in trouble as more money is being deducted from the state’s federal allocation than anticipated.

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