The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office, Thursday, March 8, 2019 arrested the Acting Accountant General of Imo State, Mr. Uzoho Casmir on allegation of laundering the sum of N1.050billion, (One Billion, Fifty Million Naira) through a new generation bank for the governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha.
Uzoho’s arrest followed intelligence report that the governor intended to use the money for vote buying in favour of a particular candidate in tomorrow’s gubernatorial election.
Intelligence further revealed that Mr Casmir withdrew the amount in three tranches between Tuesday and Thursday this week in the following order; N200million on Tuesday, N500million on Wednesday and N350million on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the EFCC has blocked the traced accounts, while the arrested Accountant General has been providing useful information to the Commission.
Mr Casmir was before his appointment, a Director of Finance in Okorocha’s government and was in 2016 fingered in N2billion bailout fund scam, which was the given to the state by the Federal Government for the payment of salary arrears of civil servants.
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