EFCC Secures Forfeiture Of N1.5bn Hospital Allegedly Linked To Ex Gov. Okorocga’s Aide In Owerri
The EFCC has secured another victory in its campaign against grand corruption in public service as Justice T.G Ringin of a Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, today, December 6, ordered the final forfeiture of Dews of Hope Hospital, a N1.5 Billion state-of-the-art 200-bed hospital, allegedly owned by an aide to a former governor of Imo State and serving senator, Rochas Anayo Okorocha.
The Commission had on August 22, 2019 secured the interim forfeiture of the property from a vacation Judge, Justice A. T Mohammed of Federal High Court, Port Harcourt. The application for interim forfeiture was triggered by evidence that the facility may have been acquired through proceeds of illicit activities, as funds from Government House, Owerri were traced to the hospital.
The Commission’s investigation revealed that Dr. Paschal Obi, former Permanent Secretary and Principal Secretary to then Governor Okorocha, now a serving member of the House of Representatives, was a signatory to the accounts.
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