EFCC Releases Ex-Imo Gov, Rochas Okorocha


EFCC Arrests Ex-Imo Governor, Rochas OkorochaEconomic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has on Thursday evening released former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha after spending two nights in detention.

Okorocha was arrested by the EFCC operatives at about 4:10pm on Tuesday at his Unity House office located at Garki, Abuja.

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According to a communique, the EFCC said the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District left the Commission’s office, on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15 and is in his house.

EFCC in reaction to Okorocha’s trip to their office assured that the former Imo State Governor would fully cooperate with the agents of the agency since it was operating within the ambit of the law establishing it.

The commission’s latest statement on the matter notes that the distinguished Senator lived up to that vow.

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EFCC stated;

We didn’t bother about whether he spent 24 hours or 48 hours at the Commission’s office. We were only keen on his having the needed opportunity to address the allegations contained in the avalanche of petitions written by the Imo State Government, against the former governor.

Remember also that, we had alluded that, EFCC was not a slaughterhouse, but a responsible institution, established for the good of the nation and her people. And Okorocha being in his house today, only confirmed our hypothesis that, indeed, the Commission’s office is not an abattoir.

Okorocha, who governed Imo between 2011 and 2019, has been accused of embezzlement and misappropriation of state funds by the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma.

In February, the lawmaker accused Uzodinma of unleashing the EFCC and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) against him.

Okorocha refuted the allegations, saying the state government had not been able to prove corruption allegations against him and his family in court.

Meanwhile, Okorocha explained why he cooperated with officials of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) during his two-day detention.

In a statement through his media adviser, the former Governor said he cooperated with the EFCC was because he was only keen in his having the needed opportunity to address the allegations contained in the avalanche of petitions written by lmo State government against him.

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