The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee has moved towards an official of Imo State Authorities over alleged laundering of giant sum of money for his principal.
In keeping with The Punch, the EFCC arrested the Accountant-Basic of Imo State, Uzoho Casmir, for allegedly serving to Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to launder N1.05bn for the governorship and meeting elections on Saturday. The allegations have been contained in an EFCC scenario report which was obtained by The PUNCH on Friday.
Okorocha, who’s a member of the All Progressives Congress, is supporting his son-in-law, Nwosu of the Motion Alliance towards the governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Hope Uzodinma. The act earned Okorocha a suspension from the occasion final week.
The EFCC report learn partially, “The, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Workplace, Thursday, March 8, 2019 arrested the Performing Accountant Basic of Imo State, Mr. Uzoho Casmir, on suspicion of laundering the sum of N1.050bn by means of a brand new technology financial institution for the governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha.
“Uzoho’s arrest adopted intelligence report that the governor supposed to make use of the cash for vote shopping for in favour of a specific candidate in tomorrow’s gubernatorial election. Intelligence additional revealed that Mr Casmir withdrew the quantity in three tranches between Tuesday and Thursday this week within the following order; N200m on Tuesday, N500m on Wednesday and N350m on Thursday.
“In the meantime, the EFCC has blocked the traced accounts, whereas the arrested Accountant Basic has been offering helpful data to the fee. Mr Casmir was earlier than his appointment, a Director of Finance in Okorocha’s authorities and was in 2016 fingered in N2bn bailout fund rip-off, which was then given to the state by the Federal Authorities for the cost of wage arrears of civil servants.”
It’s anticipated that the anti-graft company follows the matter to a logical finish and be certain that justice is served in order that others can be discouraged from participating in such acts.