The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has obtained the permission to seize the assets traced to a former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha; his wife, Nneoma Nkechi, and their daughter temporarily.
Naija News learnt that the interim forfeiture of assets was made known by the Head, Enugu Zonal Office of the commission, Mr. Usman Imam.
Imam said the seizure was necessary due to prima facie cases against the ex-governor and his accomplices.
“We hope to get permanent forfeiture orders on the property in order to return them to the people of the state,” he said.
Mr Imam said the commission would like to know how the Rochas Foundation and other accomplices acquired and or converted some of the property for personal use.
He listed some of the property to include a 16-block cum 96 flats and an eight-bungalow multimillion naira estate, hotel, two schools, shopping plaza, supermarket, hospital, and four vehicles.
The EFCC chief said while the hospital was traced to Mr Obi, the remaining properties were traced to the former governor and his family, including his wife and daughter.