The Imo State Government on Friday recovered the Royal Palm Estate on Akachi Road, Owerri allegedly belonging to Nkechi Okorocha, wife of former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha.
The seizure was in compliance with the directive of the Imo State gazette on the report of the Judicial Commission of Enquiry on the recovery of lands and other related matters.
Enyinnaya Onuegbu, the Commissioner for Lands, who led the team that took the estate Friday evening, said the government had sealed up the place till further notice.
Onuegbu said the seizure is as a result of the recommendation of the commission that all illegal lands and structures acquired by the administrations between 2006-2019.
He noted that the present administration is therefore not resting on its oars in recovering all the stolen properties of the state especially those carted away by the previous administration and in line with the 3R mantra initiative of Gov. Hope Uzodimma.
Onuegbu added that the state will continue to work in line with the relevant laws and recommendations of government agencies and commissions no matter whose ox is gored.
It will be recalled that the Judicial Commission of Enquiry on Recovery of Lands and Other Related Matters was one out of the many panels constituted by the Emeka Ihedioha’s administration which Gov. Hope Uzodimma has demonstrated high sense of political maturity and playing above party politics to allow the panels work and adopt their recommendations.