Okorocha Governor demands list of Imo indigenes serving jail terms in US

Okorocha made the request on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, when he received a courtesy visit from the United States Consulate General in Lagos, John Bray.

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Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has urged the US to provide his government with a list of the state’s indigenes who are serving jail terms in the country.

Okorocha made the request on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, when he received a courtesy visit from the United States Consular General, John Bray.

“We have most of our sons and daughters in the U.S. prisons. Most of them languishing in jail,” Okorocha said, according to Leadership.

“I want to appeal that the names of such Imo sons and daughters be made available to me with the offences they have committed so that we take a look at them. 

“If they are people we can bring back on bail we will do that and bring them back to the state and provide for them as hope has come to the state.

“We are concerned as a people and as a government. We want the dossier of such our sons and daughters.  We want to see how the state government can facilitate their release and integrate them back into Imo community,” he added.

Okorocha also said that while some of the jailed persons were guilty as charged, others were simply victims of social circumstances.

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