*By Ken Uche*

The end is not in sight over allegations of widespread looting of funds and property by the outgoing Rochas Okorocha administration in Imo State.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had last week  fired fresh salvos at the State government alleging that the State Governor, Rochas Okorocha had sold off 72 government vehicles, including Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) and heavy duty trucks to cronies at a ridiculous price of N6.1 million.

The party had last week accused Okorocha of withdrawing N17 billion naria within three days from the State treasury.

State Secretary of the party, Ray Emeana who made the fresh allegations while briefing newsmen in Owerri, said a traditional ruler was alleged to have acted as auctioneer.

” We are here to substantiate the allegation which we made last week that the outgoing Governor Rochas Okorocha has been selling off the properties of the State.

“A circular from the cabinet office and signed by Mrs. Ukaigwe Julie, in which Governor Okorocha has approved the appointment of the traditional ruler of Amannachi, Dr.M. Osakwe as the Auctioneer for 71 government owned vehicles, which includes Toyota Hilux, Prado jeeps, heavy duty trucks, bitumen tankers, CAT payloads, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Armada, Toyota Land cruisers and others.

“These 71 vehicles were sold for a ridiculous price of N6.1 million. This is the same scenario at the Ochiedike Diagnostic Centre, a state establishment where Okorocha has equally ordered that vehicles and ambulances be autioned.

He said the outgoing government is bent on planting landmines and booby traps for his successor.

In a swift response to the allegations, Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo in a statement accused the PDP of being in a hurry to resume looting.

He said “They are either talking about non-existent N17billion that has been withdrawn by the government or talking about the lands to revoke and the vehicles that have been auctioned or threatening fire and brimstone.

“And when they were challenged to say where in Imo one can find N17b to withdraw and whether the money was withdrawn Cash or by transfer, they evaporated



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