Imo revokes 49 plots of land ‘owned by Okorocha’s sister’.


The Imo State Housing Corporation has revoked 49 plots of land owned by Jessdean Ventures Limited.

The revocation was announced in a statement by Chinedu Mbakwe-Obi, general manager of the corporation.

The Jessdean Ventures is said to belong to Geraldine Obinali (Nee Okorocha), elder sister of Rochas Okorocha, former governor of the state.

According to the statement, the property, located at Redemption Housing Estate Phase III was issued to Obinali for the provision of some infrastructural facilities in the estate.

It said the project was never executed; hence the decision to revoke the property.

“Sequel to all legal actions taken to notify Jessdean Ventures Limited 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,” the statement said.

“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.

“This notice, 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.”

The development comes a month after the state government led by Hope Uzodinma sealed off Royal Spring Palm Hotels and Apartments, a property allegedly owned by Nneoma, Okorocha’s wife.

Uzodinma and Okorocha have not seen eye-to-eye since the incumbent governor emerged as his successor.