As the Imo panel indicts former governor Okorocha, Ararume, Uche Nwosu, and others will lose their homes

Two of the in-laws of the former governor of Rochas Okorocha, Dr. Uzoma Anwuka, Uche Nwosu, and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, have been charged in the report of the committee appointed by the Imo State Government to recover land that belongs to Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, or AIFCE.

The land recovery Committee, which charged former governor Rochas Okorocha with ejecting the College from its property by force, also charged former speaker Hon. Kingsley Uju, chiefs Acho Ihim, Charles Orie, Prince Charles Amadi, and Ugochukwu Hillary as some of the beneficiaries of the illegal acquisition.

The Committee requested that Okorocha return the land for Shell Camp within six months in its recommendations, which were signed by the Chairman, Prof. Vitalis Orikeze Ajumbe, and the Secretary, Barr. B. F Anyanwu.

It suggested issuing a Certificate of Occupancy to the College.

The investigation found that the former governor had taken possession of the College’s property and either given it to his close associates or sold it to them.

It was stated that the previous governor gave the order to demolish 101 buildings owned by College employees before taking their possessions.

Since he left office in 2015, according to xandertech, a number of Okorocha’s landed properties and buildings have been the subject of inquiries.

“To direct the recovery of all lands belonging to AIFCE, which are now illegally in the hands of individuals and institutions,” was the advice given to the Imo State Executive Council.

“AIFCE should take full possession of the vacated land and property immediately upon recovery, while the Commissioner for Lands and OCDA should recover the land within six months,” the committee recommended.

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The committee also recommended that AIFCE pay the agreed-upon compensation to the native Orji people, who are the rightful owners of the property, demolish the shanties the Army had erected there, and finally move to Obinze.

In response, Governor Hope Uzodinma praised the Committee for its thorough work and gave them the assurance that the State Government will adhere to the law and take all necessary steps to implement its recommendations.

Okorocha has not yet responded to the committee’s recommendations.

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