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EFCC Accuses Okorocha Of Diverting N1bn For Vote Buying

PublishedBy: in Nigeria NewsMarch 10, 2019 - Last modified on October 23rd, 2021 at 10:07 pm


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has arrested the Accountant-General of Imo State, Uzoho Casmir, for reportedly aiding Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to launder N1.05bn for the governorship and assembly elections on Saturday.

The allegations were contained in an situation report which was obtained by The PUNCH on Friday.

Okorocha, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, is supporting his son-in-law, Nwosu of the Action Alliance against the governorship of the APC, Hope Uzodinma.

The act earned Okorocha a suspension from the party last week.

The report read in part, “The, EFCC, Zonal Office, Thursday, March 8, 2019 arrested the Acting Accountant General of Imo State, Mr. Uzoho Casmir, on suspicion of laundering the sum of N1.050bn through a new generation bank for the governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha.

“Uzoho’s arrest followed intelligence report that the governor intended to use the money for buying in favour of a particular in tomorrow’s gubernatorial election.

Intelligence further revealed that Mr Casmir withdrew the amount in three tranches between Tuesday and Thursday this week in the following order; N200m on Tuesday, N500m on Wednesday and N350m on Thursday.

“Meanwhile, the has blocked the traced accounts, while the arrested Accountant General has been providing useful information to the commission. Mr Casmir was before his appointment, a Director of Finance in Okorocha’s government and was in 2016 fingered in N2bn bailout fund scam, which was then given to the state by the Federal Government for the payment of salary arrears of civil servants.”

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