Rochas Okorocha, Senator representing Imo West Senatorial Zone, has claimed that becoming governor for two terms made him poorer.
Responding to questions as a guest on Channels Television, the politician denied allegations of corruption and acquisition of properties with government funds.
He said, ” I challenge anybody to prove that I acquired any property from any government fund. I think people have forgotten that I was Rochas before becoming the governor of Imo State; I think they have forgotten completely.”
The senator added that, “If anything, becoming a governor made me even poorer than what I was in the past. I don’t know whether I acquired any single property here in Abuja, there is none.”
“The property in question they are talking about was my wife’s hotel not even mine which is used to support the Rochas Foundation College nationwide.” He further said.
Recounting his ordeals after he was invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC), Rochas reaffirmed that he honored the commission’s invitation which was based on statements made by other people and that he “said to them (EFCC) that I have not come to respond to your call because there is already a matter in court and once a matter is sub judice, you cannot talk about it. Imo State government has taken me to court on the same subject matter, and we are at the Federal High Court in Abuja”.