SWITZERLAND, JUNE 12 – Former Imo Governor and member representing Imo West Senatorial District, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has debunked claims by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that some money was recovered from him, he accused the commission of peddling falsehood against him.
Okorocha’s outbursts followed reports credited to the Head of the Port Harcourt zone of the EFCC, Mr. Usman Imam, claiming at a press conference on Thursday he recovered N7.9 billion from Okorocha while he was incharge of Enugu zone of the commission.
The EFCC chief was also quoted to have talked about Okorocha’s properties marked in Owerri and Abuja, by the commission.
Reacting to the allegations in a statement on Friday in Owerri, Okorocha stated the anti-graft agency or anybody else never recovered N7.9 billion or any other amount of money from him.
The former governor challenged the commission to prove him wrong by publishing details and owners of the accounts money allegedly recovered from him.
He also challenged the EFCC to publish the details of the said property it marked and seized from him, emphasising the properties marked had been acquired by him about 20 years ago.
According to him, the commission was misinformed by those after him, saying he would be expecting a retraction of the story and public apology from the EFCC in the coming days if the commission could not publish details of the so called N7.9 billion
The statement signed by his Media Adviser, Sam Onwuemeodo, reads: “The EFCC as a commission or Mr Usman Imam as a person and Head of Enugu zone then, and today, that of Port Harcourt Zone, of the commission, never recovered N7.9 billion or any other amount of money, from Rochas Okorocha