Saturday, March 16, 2013

Council Bosses Ask EFCC To Probe Okorocha

Local council bosses in Imo State have asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe Governor Rochas Okorocha for alleged abuse of the state treasury.

The Association of Local Government Chairmen of Nigeria (ALGON), Imo State Chapter, in the petition forwarded by their lawyer, Cyprain Akaolisa, to the anti graft agency, accused the governor of "criminal conspiracy, abuse of office, stealing, misappropriation of public funds and financial rot".

ALGON alleges that contracts are awarded in the state without required and wondered why a 3-kilometre road was billed to be constructed with N1.2 billion.

The local council leaders are also asking the EFCC to get the state government to account for the N13.3 billion bond proceeds left by the past administration of former Governor Ikedi Ohakim.

..........Nnamdi Ogwazu, Daily Times Nigeria, Saturday, March 16, 2013
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