Justice T.G Ringin of a Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, on Friday, December 6, ordered the final forfeiture of a hospital linked to former governor Rochas Okorocha, PMnews reports.
The forfeiture came a day after the anti-graft agency, EFCC, secured the conviction and sentencing of former governor Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia State for money laundering and corruption.
The Commission had on August 22, 2019 secured the interim forfeiture of the Owerri hospital from a vacation Judge, Justice A. T Mohammed of Federal High Court, Port Harcourt.
Dews of Hope Hospital, located in the heart of Imo capital of Owerri Dews of Hope Hospital is a N1.5 Billion state-of-the-art 200-bed hospital, whose ownership was denied by a former aide to Okorocha, Dr. Paschal Obi.
The application for interim forfeiture was triggered by evidence that the facility may have been acquired through proceeds of illicit activities, as funds from Government House, Owerri were traced to the hospital.