The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday unveiled that it is as of now examining the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, over an instance of tax evasion.
Naija News reports that the Commission's zonal head for South East, Usman Imam amid a preparation on Friday, said the state government utilized assets implied for laborers amid the simply closed races.
Usman in his announcement uncovered that the agents of the Nigeria's enemy of join organization obstructed the records having a place with the state government in the development to the race, following a tip-off.
As per Usman, EFCC's convenient intercession spared the state over N5bn that would have been sent for vote purchasing by the Okorocha's organization.
In his words, Usman stated: "About N7.9bn is the thing that had been blocked, in spite of the fact that with weight, in this way, about N2.5bn was discharged for compensations. All in all, we have over N5bn of those assets blocked; we are following up to perceive what really occurred.
"Truly, what we found was that inside two days, N700m was pulled back in real money; N200m on the main day and N500m on the second day and all these monies were dispensed in a way that was actually unpalatable.
"Conveyance to teachers; I don't have the foggiest idea, schools that you were not financing and you wake up on the eve of the race and pulled back N500m money and begin dispersing N1000 each or so to instructors. Whatever that implies, I don't have a clue.
"When we came in, we had the option to spare around seventy something a huge number of the assets that we found were not dispensed, we additionally blocked it. Individuals are as yet responding to inquiries with respect to who requested that they move those monies, monies that were hindered at the banks.
"The miserable anecdote about this was these monies were the mediation reserves; the bailout reserves that the Federal Government discharged to states to pay rates when they were having issues paying compensations.
"They didn't use that cash to pay the pay rates; they warehoused it and kept it until the decision time frame, they began endeavoring to draw down the cash. Whatever occurs, we have spared over N5bn of that cash, as we talk, two weeks to handover. Likely, the following government would have that cash to utilize it better. There are a great deal of other general examinations going on in Imo at this moment."