A good number of senior citizens in Imo State are furious over bounced cheques they received from the Imo State government.
Newspaper reports in Owerri quoted some of the Pensioners who spoke in tears saying the situation of their families have worsened since the sad development took place.
The aggrieved pensioners have now resolved to embark on another demonstration to once again express their grievances against the State government that issued the bounced cheques to them.
They said it is regretable that the cheques bounced despite the assurances they recieved from the State government.
The cheques containing three months payment were issued to the Pensioners at the International Conference Centre,Owerri during the verification exetcise.
One of the affected pensioners who spoke on condition of anonymity said “The whole thing looks like a trick. We wonder if this is punishment on us”
The State government is yet to react on this development but reports said a top government official made away with some of the pension fund which now made it difficult for the pensioners to collect their pay.
Last month, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha ordered the arrest of some management staff of the Imo State Pension Board for diverting N650 million naria pension fund. The Governor handed over the suspects to the DSS.