Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operation
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the final forfeiture of a N1.5billion state of the art 200-bed hospital, Dews Of Hope Hospital in Owerri, which is allegedly owned by a former Permanent Secretary and Principal Secretary to ex-Imo State governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha.
The forfeiture order was granted by Justice T G Ringin of the Federal High Court in Owerri.
The EFCC had on August 22, 2019 obtained the interim forfeiture of the property from a vacation judge, Hon. Justice A. T. Mohammed of Federal High Court in Port Harcourt.
A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said the forfeiture proceeding was initiated when in the course of investigation some funds were traced from the account of Government House, Owerri to the hospital.
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