Reports reaching Niger Delta Connect have it that the Imo State High Court in Owerri has ordered an interim forfeiture of all properties alleged to be illegally acquired by a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, while he was in office from 2011 to 2019.
It was gathered that Justice Fred Njemanze ordered the forfeiture following an application by Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Louis Alozie on behalf of the state government according to Channels TV.
Some of the properties listed in the suit include the Eastern Palm University, Ogboko; the controversial Royal Spring Palm Hotels and Apartments; IBC staff quarters said to have been illegally acquired for the purpose of Rochas Foundation College, Owerri; Magistrate Quarters among others.
The suit had Senator Okorocha’s wife, Nkechi, incorporated trustees of Rochas Foundation and Senator Okorocha himself as the first, second and third respondents against the attorney-general of the state.
Meanwhile, governors of the South Eastern states have come together to resolve the ongoing rift between former governor of Imo State, Sen. Rochas Okorocha, and his successor, Governor Hope Uzodinma.
The news of an alleged battle of words and power tussle between Okorocha and Uzodinma would not come as a surprise to many, as these two leaders have in recent times thrown jabs at each other via the media and also their allies.