The Hope Uzodinma led Imo State Government has seized Royal Palm Estate on Akachi Road, Owerri, allegedly belonging to Nkechi Okorocha, wife of Senator Rochas Okorocha.
Naija News reports that this was disclosed on Friday by the state Commissioner for Lands, Enyinnaya Onuegbu.
Speaking to newsmen after leading his team to the estate, Onuegbu said the government had sealed up the place till further notice.
According to the Commissioner, the seizure was in compliance with the directive of the Imo State gazette on the Judicial Commission of Enquiry’s report on the recovery of lands and other related matters.
He said, “This is as a result of the recommendation of the commission that the government should take over all illegal lands and structures acquired by the administrations between 2006 and 2019.”
He said the current administration was not resting on its oars in recovering all the state’s stolen properties, especially those carted away by the previous administration.
TOnuegbu added that in line with the 3Rs mantra initiative of Governor Hope Uzodimma, the state must continue to work in line with the relevant laws and recommendations of government agencies and commissions no matter whose ox is gored.
The newspaper reports that Uzodinma and Okorocha has been at loggerheads over the former governor’s properties.
The present Imo state governor had reportedly sacked over 100 workers employed by Senator Okorocha.