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EFCC Arrests Gov. Okorocha’s Aides For Diversion of N2 Billion Bailout Funds

The Economic and Financial Crime Commision (EFCC) has arrested 3 top officials of the Imo State government. The arrested officials were said to have diverted funds give out as bail out by the Federal Government, to the State.

The suspects facing the allegations are; Obi Paschal Chigozie, Principal Secretary to the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha; Uzoho Casmir, Director of Finance and Iheoma Kenneth, Treasurer.

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According to Premium Times, Their arrest followed an investigation into the alleged diversion of the said money which revealed that the cashier had made cash withdrawal of N456.532 million between September 3, 2015 and October 10, 2015 from the Government House account domiciled in Zenith Bank.

However, it was revealed that the said amount was given to an aide of the Chief of Staff to the Governor, following approval and directive by the Principal Secretary to the Governor.

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