EFCC Didn’t Investigate Before Sealing Off Our Colleges —Okorocha
The immediate past governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) did not investigate the group of colleges owned by him and his family before some of them were sealed off; argueing that the pupils of the colleges, most of whom are orphans, should not be allowed to suffer. Owelle Rochas Okorocha stated that the anti -graft agency did not interact with the owners of the colleges, as would be expected, before taking action against them. He therefore appealed to the body to unseal the Rochas Foundation Colleges and other ventures owned by him and members of his family
The Rochas Foundation College and other Imo- based assets of the ex -governor were recently sealed-off by officers of the Enugu Office of anti- graft agency The school reportedly has more than 3 ,000 students , mostly orphans. The EFCC also sealed off the East High College and Academy, Owerri , whose proprietor is Okorocha’ s daughter , Mrs . Uloma Rochas – Nwosu, and other investments belonging to the former governor and members of his family.
Reacting to the EFCC action , the former governor in a statement through his media aide , Sam Onwuemeodo , described the action as “ a sympathetic scenario ,” stressing that the Peoples Democratic Party Government in the state and all its chieftains who felt “ politically displaced from 2011 to 2019 ” by him had come together “ to launch war ” against him and his family and APC members.