The government of Imo State through the state’s Housing Corporation has withdrawn ownership of 49 plots of land reportedly belonging to Mrs. Geraldine Obinali, the elder sister of immediate past Governor of the state, Senator Rochas Okorocha.
According to report by the corporation, the parcels of land were allegedly acquired by Mrs. Obinali, using Jessdean Ventures Limited of No. 3 Okeoma close Tran Egbu Layout.
The revocation is cited in a statement issued by the General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of the Housing Corporation, Mr. Chinedu Mbakwe-Obi and media aide to the General Manager, Enwerem Prince. The statement has it that the revoked plots in Redemption Estate Phase III were issued to Geraldine Obinali (nee Okorocha) for the sole purpose of providing infrastructural facilities which was never carried out.
The statement in part reads
“Sequel to all legal actions taken to notify Jessdean Ventures Ltd of No 3 Okeoma close Trans Egbu Layout Owerri owned by Geraldine Obinali, we hereby revoke the following plots numbers in Redemption Housing Estate Phase III issued to her for the sole purpose of providing infrastructural facilities in the estate which was never carried out.
“Below are some of the affected plots numbers: RHE III/258,424, 425,422,420,419, 418, 417, 416, 415,414, 403, 421,244,244A and 245 among others.
“The general public is hereby being notified that if anybody had transacted on any of the above-numbered plots, they are to immediately come to the Imo State Housing Corporation with original papers for ratification.”