Just few days after recovering Eastern Palm University from Rochas Okorocha, a former Governor, the government of Imo State has again confiscated a multi-billion naira estate, Royal Palm Estate, allegedly owned by the wife of the Ex-Governor, Nkechi Okorocha.
The estate located along Akachi road in Owerri, the Imo State capital, was earlier singled out as part of the former governor’s property allegedly built with Imo State money.
The immediate past Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, had set up a judicial commission of enquiry on recovery of lands and other related matters; and it was certified to be reclaimed by Imo government after full-scale investigation on the authenticity of Okorocha’s ownership of the estate.
Enyinnaya Onuegbu, the Commissioner for Lands, who visited the place, confirmed this to newsmen in Owerri, after the place was locked down in line with the recovery agenda of the state government.
According to the commissioner, “The place has been sealed up and we have ordered the police to take over the estate until further notice.”
The popular estate which is located close to the Akachi Towers was built and commissioned sometime around 2018 and has several buildings with the state of the arts facilities.
Already the University, recovered from Okorocha is in the process of finally renaming it as K. O Mbadiwe University.
Several people are also of the view that the Governor may soon take on the Rochas Okorocha college of Africa alleged to have also been built with Imo money.