The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday said that it has returned about N2.7 billion out of the N7.9 billion recovered from different bank accounts linked to Former governor of Imo State Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to the state.
The EFCC Port Harcourt Zonal Office Head, Mr Imam Usman, made the disclosure during a mid-year briefing on the activities of the commission.
“Also, properties worth billions of naira recovered in the course of the investigation have been forfeited to the Federal Government.
“Out of the N2.7 billion already returned to Imo State, the immediate past governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha, received N2.5 billion, while Hope Uzodinma received N514 million in May,” he said.
Usman added that the commission will commence the prosecution of Okorocha as soon as it concludes its ongoing investigations on the money laundering allegations levelled against him.