Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
There is apprehension in Abia State as Governor Alex Otti moves to set up a judicial panel of inquiry on recovery of looted Government funds and property.
The inauguration according to a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kazie Uko, will take place at the Banquet Hall of the Government House 11:00am on Tuesday.
The five -man panel, will be chaired by retired Justice Ikwuoma Duruoha-Igwe, the statement added.
It read: “The Abia State Government will on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, inaugurate a Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the Recovery of Government Properties and Funds belonging to the state.
“The panel, approved by the State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, has five members with Hon Justice Ikwuoma Duruoha-Igwe (rtd.) as Chairman.
“Other members are: Prof Ogwo Ekeoma Ogwo, Prof Ursula Ngozi Akanwa, Mazi Ugochukwu Okoroafor and Rev Father Barr Alex Okonkwo.”
Otti had directed anyone with the state’s asset or stolen fund to return same as he would recover every kobo belonging to the state.