EFCC invited me not arrested, Okorocha says

By Adewuyi Simeon

The Former of Imo state, Sen. Rochas Okorocha on Tuesday reacted to the news of his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission thereby affirming that he was not arrested by the commission.

In a statement made available by his spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, it was revealed that the former governor only honoured the commission’s invitation stressing that the anti-graft agency’s facility is not a slaughterhouse.

The statement added that the commission was only investigating Sen. Okorocha’s activities as a former governor of the state following a petition by an ex-governor of the state, Emeka Inedioha.

According to the statement, “we have inundated with calls by media houses and concerned Nigerians and beyond, trying to confirm the reported invitation of Senator Rochas Okorocha by the anti-graft agency late Tuesday April 13, 2021.

The truth is that Okorocha left as the Imo state Governor on May 28, 2019. And shortly after his exit as governor, I’m state government wrote petitions upon petitions against him. The EFCC investigated the petitions and has been in various courts of the land with Okorocha to that effect.”

“At the end of the day, we would know whether the commission will be withdrawing the cases in courts, or would continue with the cases already in courts. But to us, the commission is doing it’s job and should be given the needed cooperation.” The statement adds.

He however explained that the matter between Okorocha and the EFCC over his governorship in Imo state have been pendent in various courts of law.

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