The former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has been handed a ₦2.9 Billion Fraud charge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
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The 59,-year-old ex-governor, Mr Okorocha, who was a two-term governor of Imo State, serving from 2011 to 2019, is accused of conspiring with others, including an APC politician and five companies, to steal from public coffers, in tune of ₦2.9 Billion.
Okorocha who is being charged to court on a 17-count charge, will be arraigned alongside Anyim Nyerere Chinenye, Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pramif International Limited, and Legend World Concepts Limited.
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His co-accused, Mr.Nyerere, open-source searches show, was the APC governorship candidate in the 2015 Abia State election and currently serves as a commissioner at the National Pension Commission.
Mr Nyerere features in all the 17 charges and is accused of conspiring with Mr Okorocha to steal and launder N2.9 billion belonging to Imo State and local government areas in the state in contravention of the Money Laundering Act 2011.
As CAC searches by PREMIUM TIMES showed, he owns or controls three of the charged companies, namely Consolid, Pramif, and Legend World, all registered in Abuja.