N1.5 billion hospital linked to Okorocha’s aide forfeited to Nigerian govt – EFCC

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A day after a former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, was convicted and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for N7.65 billion fraud by a Federal High Court in Lagos, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) secured another victory in its campaign against grand corruption in public service as Justice T.G Ringin of a Federal High Court in Owerri, today December 6, ordered the final forfeiture of Dews of Hope Hospital, a N1.5 billion state-of-the-art 200-bed hospital, allegedly owned by an aide to a former governor of Imo State and serving senator, Rochas Okorocha.

The commission had on August 22, 2019, secured the interim forfeiture of the property from a vacation judge, A. T Mohammed, of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt. The application for interim forfeiture was triggered by evidence that the facility may have been acquired through proceeds of illicit activities, as funds from Government House, Owerri were traced to him.

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