Sunday, December 8, 2019

Rochas Okorocha Forfeits State-Of-The Art Hospital To The Federal Government

Justice T.G Ringin of a Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, ordered the final forfeiture of a hospital linked to former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha on Friday, December 6. 

The forfeiture order came a day after the anti-graft ageny, EFCC, secured the conviction and sentencing of former governor Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia State for corruption and money laundering.

The Commission had on August 22, 2019 secured the interim forfeiture of the hospital from a vacation Judge, Justice A.T Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt.

Dews of Hope hospital which is located in Owerri, is a N1.5 billion state of the art 200-bed hospital, whose ownership was denied by the past governor’s former aide, Dr Paschal Obi.

The application for interim forfeiture was triggered by evidence that the facility may have been acquired through proceeds of illicit activities traced to the hospital.

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