Ex-governor of Imo and now Senator representing West Senatorial District of the state, Rochas Okorocha says he has lost count of his properties.
Okorocha stated this in his defence against allegation of feathering his own nest while in the saddle of the state.
The ex-governor is being dogged by claim by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and his successor’s administration that he appropriated properties belonging to the state government to himself and family members including his spouse, an allegation he repeatedly denied.
In a latest interview on the saga, he told The Sun: “The EFCC are asking my wife to prove how she was able to come about that. I told them this is my wife. Rochas before being governor was bigger than Rochas the governor. I don’t know how many property I can count because I can’t even remember my property in Abuja.
“I have been a successful businessman before this time. But they have blindfolded people not to remember Rochas of before, Rochas that ran for presidential election three times and the Rochas foundation that is building schools all over the country with over 2000 children. It cost me nothing less than N2 billion every year to run Rochas Foundation. They said my wife has to prove how she came about the hotel. Meanwhile, my wife had two hotels in Jos over 15 years ago.”