Justice T.G Ringin ordered the final forfeiture of the hospital after Pascal Obi, now a serving member of the home of representatives denied possession of the medical facility.
A Federal High Court which sat in Owerri ordered the final forfeiture of a N1.5 Billion state-of-the-art 200-bed hospital traced to an aide of former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha.
Justice T.G Ringin ordered the final forfeiture of the hospital after Pascal Obi, now a serving member of the home of representatives denied possession of the medical facility. The application for interim forfeiture was triggered by proof that the power could have been acquired by means of proceeds of illicit actions, as funds from Government House, Owerri had been traced to the hospital.
It was additional gathered Paschal Obi, former everlasting secretary and principal secretary to Okorocha was a signatory to some of the accounts linked to the hospital.
EFCC’s statement learn in elements “These developments led the Commission to file for the forefeiture of the property on July 25, 2019 under Section 17 of the Advance Fee Fraud,and Other Related Offences Act 2006,” Uwujaren mentioned in a statement.
“In granting the request for the interim forfeiture of the property, the court ordered the anti-graft company to publish the Order in a nationwide newspaper, which was accordingly complied with within the Nation Newspaper of August 30, 2019 and Leadership Newspaper of September 3,2019 respectively, asking parties to present trigger why the property should not be forfeited to the federal authorities inside fourteen days from the dates of the publications.
READ ALSO : N40m stolen in Bayelsa Govt House
“Upon the expiration of the fourteen day notice and with no one showing interest in the hospital, the Commission filed for the final forfeiture of the facility.”
Here are extra images of the hospital under;