Court Orders: Okorocha To Forfeit Over 500 Properties ‘Illegally Acquired’ By Him

In February, the court had ordered the interim forfeiture of all the properties linked to Former Imo State Governor, Okorocha.

The forfeited properties are contained in pages 226 to 272 of the Imo state Government white paper report by a Judicial Commission of Enquiry on Recovery of Lands and other related matters.

But the former Imo governor had asked a federal high court in Abuja to set aside the order.

Justice Fred Njemanze who gave the rulling said there was no verifiable reasons before him that the properties should not be forfeited to the State Government and that the white paper gazette covering the land matters remained a legal binding document.

He added that there was no “Concrete and verifiable reasons why a final and absolute forfeiture order should not be given in favour of the Imo state government and that Imo government can go ahead and do whatever it deems fit to do with the properties.”

Meanwhile, the Eselu of Iselu, Oba Ebenezer Akinyemi, has withdrawn the appointment of Senator Rochas Okorocha, as Otunba Asoludero of Iselu, in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Oba Akinyemi in a copy of a letter addressed to the former governor of Imo State, made available to the Tribune Online, did not disclosed in specific terms why the title was being withdrawn.

The monarch stated that the withdrawal and the cancellation of the installation ceremony were not done out of hatred for Okorocha, but was done in the interest of peace and harmony.

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