Recovery of Government properties & Funds : Otti goes after Ikpeazu, gives terms of reference.


The Governor of Abia state, Dr. Alex Otti is out to probe the administration of his Predecessor Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, the Governor yesterday inaugurated the state judicial panel of inquiry led by Justice Ikwuoma Duruoha Igwe RTD.

The Terms of Reference of the panel include;

1. To receive and examine complaints and memoranda from individuals and other entity on the looting or conversion of government properties, funds and related matters, and where necessary.

Recovery of Government Properties: Abia state Government setup Judicial panel of Inquiry.

2. Make recommendations to the government for remedial measures or any other measure as appropriate.

3. To examine and ascertain whether government’s moveable or immovable assets and funds have been illegally acquired or occupied or converted to private use, and identify the person who is responsible and further make recommendations for recovering and appropriate sanctions.

Lt, Former Governor Ikpeazu, Incumbent Governor Otti, Uche Ogah during 2019 Peace Accord at Vision Africa Umuahia .

4. The Governor further said the panel is to also ascertain the extent of allocations and revocations of lands in Abia State from May 2015 to May 2023 and determine the propriety of such allocation or revocation or otherwise
5. Review the award and execution of contracts from May 2015 to May 2023 and ascertain if they were in conformity with the extant laws.

6. To investigate any other matter incidental or related to the foregoing terms of reference and make recommendations to the government based on their findings.

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