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I challenge anybody to prove I acquired property with government fund – Okorocha


Former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha has challenged his critics to come forward with concrete evidence of any property he procured with public fund.

This is just as he declared that he became poorer after spending eight years in office as governor.

Okorocha made this declaration as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics on Sunday, May 16.

According to him, people seem to have forgotten that he was successful before becoming governor in 2011.

“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.”

Speaking about his ordeal after he was called by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the ex-governor said he was invited by the commission based on a report written by others.

“The invitation was based on a statement made by other people, but I said to them that I have not come to honour your invitation because the matter was already in court and once a matter is in court, we 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, so I told EFCC I cannot be called, so I was arrested, and I made my statement” he said

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Okorocha also said he doesn’t see EFCC as a witch-hunting agency, but they acted on a report or petition written on people by others.