The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has returned over N5.7 billion from the N7..9 billion recovered from different bank accounts and assets belonging to former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha, to the state, for the payment of workers’ salaries and pensions.
The commission has also vowed to commence prosecution of the former governor upon the conclusion of its ongoing investigation.
The Zonal Head of EFCC in Port Harcourt, Mr. Imam Usman said this in Port Harcourt during a mid-year briefing on the activities of the commission within the six months.
Speaking at the commission’s zonal office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State yesterday, the Zonal Head, Usman Imam, said N7..9bn belonging to Imo State was seized from the former governor during EFCC investigations.
Imam, who has been in charge of the ongoing probe of the former governor said the commission returned over N5.7bn to various administrations in Imo to pay salaries and pensions of workers.
He said: “I started the Imo State case in Enugu and upon my deployment to this zone, the investigations of corruption allegations against the former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, was transfered from the Enugu zone to Port Harcourt for further investigations.