With investigations by EFCC and ICPC reaching their crescendo and the planned prosecution of alleged officials in the offing, hundreds of women poured into Owerri streets to protest the investigation of Okorocha administration by anti-graft agencies.
The demonstration by the women caused hold-up on many key roads. They were mobilised to Owerri from all over the state.
Spokesperson of the women, Tessy Ohanuba said the Imo women were unhappy with the repeated interrogation of top government officials over alleged squander-mania.
She said that women viewed the consistent investigation of Okorocha’s administration as a means to compel him to tow the line of President Jonathan.
They challenged Jonathan to stop the anti-graft agencies from investigating Okorocha. According to them, the investigation is affecting the governor’s performance.
The anti-graft agencies were called in following detailed petitions of alleged contract inflation by the Okorocha administration by some senior retired civil servants.
Two key officials of the state have been interrogated and may face prosecution. They are the Accountant-General of the state, Mr George Eche, and the Speaker of the state assembly, Mr Ben Uwajimuogu.
Okorocha is said to be worried that the frequent visits of anti-graft agencies may truncate his re-election.
His predecessor, Ikedi Ohakim was booted out of office for allegedly allowing his security details beat up a Reverend Father.