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OHAKIM'S WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN

By NBF News
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Barely 24 hours to the inauguration of new government in the country, the Imo State Governor, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, has reportedly sneaked out of the country.

Sources close to Douglas House (Government House), Owerri, confided in Sunday Sun that Ohakim left for Lagos on Friday evening after handing over the reign of office to his successor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.

Ohakim was sighted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, while boarding Ethopia Airlines to unspecified European country. But Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Nze Elvis Agukwe, dismissed the report, saying his boss was still in the country. However, he did not say where Ohakim is currently residing.

He said, 'Ohakim is still around. The man failed an election and accepted defeat. Why are they still beaming their searchlight on him? He should be left alone to rest. He has handed over the affairs of the state to the new governor. It is rubbish for people saying that he has left the country.'

Agukwe, who acknowledged that he had received several phone calls from different quarters alleging that Ohakim was sighted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja, Lagos, while boarding Ethopia Airlines on Friday night, told Sunday Sun that Ohakim left for Lagos on Friday evening after handing over to his successor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.