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Ex-governor Okorocha snubs Imo panel

Former Imo Governor Senator Rochas Okorocha on Thursday snubbed the Judicial Commission of Inquiry Into Contracts Awarded in Imo State between June 2011- May – 2019.

The commission was set up by former Governor Emeka Ihedioha and was strengthened by Governor Hope Uzodinma, who asked it to continue its investigation.

But, the ex-governor through his counsel, C.A.N. Osondu stated that he was on a national assignment and requested that he be allowed to appear on March 5th, 2020.

However, at a resumed hearing on Thursday, Okorocha failed to appear before the panel and could not give any reason for his absence.

His lawyer, Osondu, told the commission that he could not reach the former governor to know his reason for his absence.

Osondu however told the panel that he was informed by Okorocha’s son in-law, Uche Nwosu that the senator was on another national assignment in the North and therefore requested for an additional adjournment to enable his client appear at a later date.

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