By Amby Uneze in Owerri
Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over alleged banking transactions leading to massive withdrawals to the tune of over N17 billion in the last three days since the declaration of governorship election results by governor Rochas Okorocha and his cronies.
Disclosing this to journalists yesterday, the state Chairman of PDP, Chief Charles Ezekwem said that between Tuesday, 12th March and Thursday, 14th March, 2019, Governor Okorocha had made major withdrawals from Access Bank, Zenith Bank, Unity Bank and Sky Bank amounting to over N17 billion.
Ezekwem maintained that in the last two days alone, the governor and his cronies had transferred ownership and re-registered over 150 government vehicles to individuals, adding that government properties including furniture and electronics in Government House were being moved out to Ogboko, Ideato South local government residence of Okorocha.
According him, over 300 uninstalled transformers had been moved to governor’s personal house at Ogboko, while engaging in mass employment and back-dating same with a view to causing problems for the incoming government.
“We are aware of the rampant issuance of Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) to family members and friends of Okorocha’s family. The party warns those involved that they do so at their own peril. This massive looting of Imo treasury are in addition to the previous looting of Paris Club and bailout funds, which led to the plunging the state into huge indebtedness.
“Once again, we warn financial institutions against collaborating with governor Okorocha to continue the looting of our collective common wealth as they shall be held responsible,” he stated.