Becoming a governor made me poorer — Okorocha confesses

Becoming a governor made me poorer — Okorocha confesses


The embattled former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has confessed that he became poorer after presiding over the state for Eight years.

Okocha who represents Imo West District at the Senate when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television on Sunday Politics.

He also denied allegations that he acquired properties with government funds.

He said, “I challenge anybody to prove that I acquired any property with any government fund.

“I think people have forgotten that I was Rochas before becoming the governor of Imo State; I think they have forgotten completely.

“If anything, becoming a governor made me even poorer than what I was in the past. I don’t know whether I acquired any property here in Abuja, there is none.”

The Senator also spoke about his experience in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) custody weeks ago.

Okorocha said: “I have not come to respond to your call because there is already a matter in court and once a matter is sub judice, you cannot talk about it.

“Imo State government has taken me to court on the same subject matter, and we are at the Federal High Court in Abuja on the same subject matter.

“EFCC is doing their job because if there is no report, they can’t nose into whatever you are doing; EFCC is not witch-hunting, they are acting on a petition being written by somebody”.

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The State under the watch of Governor Hope Uzodinma, had dragged Okorocha to court in connection with alleged embezzlement of public funds during his tenure as Governor of the State.


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