Imo State House of Assembly on Monday passed a motion empowering the state Auditor-General to investigate the 250 bank accounts allegedly operated by the immediate past administration of Rochas Okorocha in the state in the last eight years.
To this end, he is to put together an independent committee of forensic experts.
The House also enjoined the banks involved to corporate with the investigating committee to enable it organise the state’s bank accounts.
Deputy Speaker of the House, Okechukwu Onyekanma, who moved the motion during Monday’s plenary, lamented that the multiplicity of government’s bank accounts during Okorocha’s eight years in office led to leakages and lapses in the management of the state finances.
He further said the House had noted that there had been movements of fund from some of the government accounts without due process to other accounts.
Onyekanma, therefore, urged the House to also authorise the Auditor-General to audit all the state government’s accounts from June 2011 to date “in order to detect loses, lapses and leakages inherent in the management of those accounts with a view to returning such funds to the state.”